Definition of photo finish in English:

photo finish

Syllabification: pho·to fin·ish


A close finish of a race in which the winner is identifiable only from a photograph taken as the competitors cross the finish line.
More example sentences
  • However, after close scrutiny of the photo finish, the race was awarded to the American.
  • USA attacked back and in a photo finish Austria crossed the line a mere eleven hundredth of a second ahead of the Americans.
  • Why they'll finish second: They just don't have enough strength in the trenches to overtake the Eagles, although no one would be surprised if the two-horse race ended in a photo finish.

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