from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An additional contest or period of play designed to establish a winner among tied contestants. Also called tiebreak.
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- n. Something that is used to pick a winner from a tied situation.
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- n. overtime play in order to break a tie; e.g. tennis and soccer
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The third tiebreaker is the clubs 'record against West playoff teams, which will give the No. 3 seed to Houston.
The next tiebreaker is greatest number of goals scored in all group matches.
The final set went 18 games because no tiebreaker is used in the fifth set of Davis Cup play.
He also did not give them information that showed how narrowly tailored the tiebreaker is (it might have been in the brief but you want to put your best stuff out there).
The tiebreaker is head-to-head competition, and the four-goal win over Russia outweighs the one-goal loss to Canada.
"The tiebreaker is going to hurt us," Pacers center Brad Miller said.
And every day since, they managed to survive the gauntlet, pressuring a Tigers team torn by turmoil and distraction and forcing a division-title tiebreaker in a 163rd game that became a 164th game.
USChadenfreude: Not only will USC not play in the Rose Bowl when they lose the Pac-10 title tiebreaker to Oregon State, but they won't even play in a BCS bowl.
A regulation win for the Hurricanes on Friday would mean they'd jump the Rangers for the eighth spot due to the tiebreaker, which is non-shootout wins.
JACKSON: This season the tiebreaker is a very interesting Brit named Simon Cowell.