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.
Origin of tiebreaker
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Or maybe Serena and Venus will finally play the match of their lives—three sets with no tiebreaker in a 10-8 third.Why I Love Wimbledon
July 3, 2009