Definitions

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  • n. In a spelling bee, an instance when two or more spellers go through several rounds without any being disqualified.
  • n. A spelling bee.

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Examples

  • He took the stage, and, after some pitter-patter, announced that he was challenging last year's winner, Kavya Shivashankar, to a spell-off.

    Shaq at the Spelling Bee

  • In the coming season of the ABC reality TV show "Shaq vs.," in which Shaquille O'Neal challenges top athletes at their own sports, the winner of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, 14-year-old Kavya Shivashankar, will be shown competing in a spell-off against Mr. O'Neal in the fall.

    Winning Bees Spells Glory for Indian Kids on the Ethnic Circuit

  • The hoops star challenged last year's champion speller, 14-year-old Kavya Shivashankar, to a spell-off on Friday during a break at Scripps National Spelling Bee.

    Shaq Challenges Spelling Bee Champion

  • Shaq challenged spelling bee champ Kavya Shivashankar to a spell-off

    SI.com

  • The NBA star created a buzz when he walked onstage and challenged last year's winner, 14-year-old Kavya Shivashankar, to a spell-off for his "Shaq Vs." reality show.

    USATODAY.com News - Top Stories

  • Ananda Sundararaman, 14, a past district champion and an eighth-grader at DeLaura Middle School in Brevard County's Satellite Beach, was declared runner-up after a spell-off with two other contestants held after Rice had already clinched the championship.

    SplicedFeed

  • Caroline Hewitt, an eighth-grader at Riverside Junior High School, took second place after she spelled correctly the word "stalwart," during a spell-off that lasted nearly 30 minutes after the championship.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • After battling for several rounds, two Carmel students tied for third during the spell-off.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • And four audience members get to join them in the spell-off each night.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Ananda Sundararaman, an eighth-grader at DeLaura Middle School in Brevard County, was declared runner-up after a spell-off with two other contestants.

    SplicedFeed

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