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Definition of tiebreaker noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(in tennis) a period of extra play to decide who is the winner of a set when both players have won six games The first set was won on a tiebreaker. Nadal won the tiebreaker 7-5.
  2. 2an extra question in a competition to decide who is the winner when two or more of those taking part have equal scores
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