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"tie-breaker" in British English

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tie-breakernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtaɪˌbreɪ.kər/ us /ˈtaɪˌbreɪ.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 winner

(Definition of “tie-breaker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tie-breaker" in American English

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tie-breakernoun [ C ]

us /ˈtɑɪ ˌbreɪ·kər/

an additional competition among competitors who have finished with equal scores

(Definition of “tie-breaker” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)