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ride-off

Syllabification: ride-off

Definition of ride-off in English:

noun

North American
(In a riding competition) a round held to resolve a tie or determine qualifiers for a later stage; a jump-off.
Example sentences
  • British favourite Steve Peat, from Sheffield, was edged out of an exciting semi-final, though he then won the ride-off for fifth, while German Guido Tshugg pipped Australian Sam Hill in the final.
  • Lampkin's highly tuned fourstroke Montesa had been recalled for modifications and he was left to ride on a standard machine, but he made it into the final ride-off.
  • Today Jones will probably draft in Rob Hayles, who took fourth in the bronze-medal ride-off in Saturday's individual pursuit.

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