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tiebreaker

[ tahy-brey-ker ]
/ ˈtaɪˌbreɪ kər /
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noun

a system for breaking a tie score at the end of regulation play by establishing a winner through special additional play, usually of a fairly short duration, as in tennis and soccer.

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Often tie·break .

Origin of tiebreaker

First recorded in 1960–65; tie + breaker1

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