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tiebreaker Syllabification: tie·break·er
Pronunciation: /ˈtīˌbrākər/

Definition of tiebreaker in English:


A means of deciding a winner from competitors who have tied, in particular (in tennis) a special game to decide the winner of a set when the score is six games all.
Example sentences
  • If the late Jimmy van Alen hadn't invented tennis' tiebreaker in the 1960s, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi might still be playing.
  • At 30-30, there is a 19-stroke rally which is won by Robredo and he goes on to take the game and force the tiebreak.
  • The 10th and final race, however, was the tiebreak decider, with the winner declared champion.
rubber match, deciding game, deciding round, playoff;
overtime, OT, sudden death, sudden-death overtime
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