Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tie-breaker”


noun [C]     /ˈtaɪˌbreɪ.kər/ US  /-kɚ/ (UK also tie-break)
extra play at the end of a game when both teams have the same points, to decide who is the winnerParts and stages of competitions
(Definition of tie-breaker noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of tie-breaker

Definitions of “tie-breaker” in other dictionaries

Translations of “tie-breaker”

Word of the Day


a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More