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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An additional contest or period of play designed to establish a winner among tied contestants.

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  • noun Something that is used to pick a winner from a tied situation.

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  • noun overtime play in order to break a tie; e.g. tennis and soccer

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