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English definition of “tie-breaker”

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
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