Meaning of tiebreaker

tie•break•er

Pronunciation: (tī'brā"kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a system for breaking a tie score at the end of regulation play by establishing a winner through special additional play, usually of a fairly short duration, as in tennis and soccer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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