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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A race in which two or more contestants compete evenly or finish at the same time.
  • n. A political campaign or other contest that is so close that it is impossible to predict the winner.

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  • n. a close race or contest in which no winner is apparent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a heat or course between two or more race horses, boats, etc., in which they come out exactly equal, so that neither wins.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a tie in a race

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