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playdown

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Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪdaʊn
 
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Definition of playdown in English:

noun

chiefly Canadian & Scottish
A game or match forming part of a play-off.
Example sentences
  • Local baseball players Dale and Zane Anderson have completed Baseball Alberta's round robin playdowns with an 11-record.
  • If such a marriage were to take place, the local teams would lose their one guaranteed berth, but would have a shot at sending more teams overall to the provincial championships through zone playdowns.
  • The national and provincial water polo associations are co-hosting the Canadian National Water Polo League playdowns this weekend in Coquitlam at the City Centre Aquatic Centre.

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