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tie-breakernoun [C]

uk   /ˈtaɪˌbreɪ.kər/  us   /-kɚ/ (UK also tie-break)
extraplay 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)

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tie-breakernoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑɪ ˌbreɪ·kər/
an ​additionalcompetition among competitors who have ​finished with ​equalscores
(Definition of tie-breaker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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