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tiebreaker

[tahy-brey-ker]
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noun
  1. 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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deathblow, tiebreaker

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