Definition of countback in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntbak


  • A method of deciding the winner of a tied game or competition by awarding it to the contestant with the better score in the later part: David Montefiore beat clubmate Grant Jackson for second place on countback
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    • A very closely contested competition resulted in countbacks having to be employed to decide the first three places.
    • Winner on a countback on 36 points was Richard Devon, ahead of Terry Tucker in second.
    • She did that in Madrid to tie with Bergqvist at 2.02 and win the World Cup gold on a countback.

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