Definition of photo finish in English:

photo finish

Line breaks: photo fin¦ish

noun

  • A close finish of a race in which the winner is identifiable only from a photograph taken as the competitors cross the line.
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    • 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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