Definition of blanket finish in English:

blanket finish

Line breaks: blan|ket fin¦ish

noun

A very close finish in a race: he finished third in a blanket finish in the 200 m
More example sentences
  • What makes this race so special is that it ended in a five-car blanket finish covered by 0.6 of a second.
  • She then gradually but remorselessly worked her way to the front, grabbing victory on the line in a blanket finish in one minute 56.38 seconds.
  • The 51-year-old rider brought the four-year-old horse from last to first to get home by half a length in a blanket finish.

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