play-off

(redirected from Play-offs)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

play·off

also play-off  (plā′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n. Sports
1. A final game or series of games played to break a tie.
2. A series of games played to determine a championship.

play-off

n
an extra period that is played to decide the winner of a gamea game that is played to decide the winner of a competition

play′-off`



n. Sports.
1. an extra game, round, inning, etc., played to settle a tie.
2. a series of games or matches, as between the leading teams of two leagues, played to decide a championship.
Translations

play-off

[ˈpleɪɒf] N (Sport) → (partido m de) desempate m; [of top teams in league] → liguilla f

play-off

[ˈpleɪˌɒf] n (Sport) → (partita di) spareggio, bella
References in periodicals archive ?
The fifth-sixth and third-fourth position play-offs as well as the final will be played on the last three days of the tournament based on which these teams' seeding-groupings for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 will be confirmed.
Last night's action CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFFS SEMI-FINAL SECOND LEG MIDDLESBRO .
That is the past but it will be nice to have some happier memories in the play-offs.
SKY BET LEAGUE 1 - PLAY-OFFS SEMI-Final Second Leg Swindon (2) v Sheff Utd (1).
Star man: Jamie Murphy Play-off history: Sheffield United have never been successful in the play-offs in five attempts.
The play-offs are an unfamiliar concept as far as the Boro boss is concerned, but he intends to tap into assistant head coach Steve Agnew's knockout knowledge.
RANGERS last night threw down the gauntlet to t he SPFL in the PS1million battle to allow their 25,000 season-ticket holders free entry to the play-offs.
We still have a great chance of getting to Wembley in the Trophy and if we can continue this form then we would have a terrific chance of making the play-offs.
The Championship title will be determined by the winners of a top-eight play-offs series, which next week also sees Featherstone host Halifax in a qualifying play-off.
PHIL BROWN spent part of Thursday afternoon clearing Southend's training pitch of motorcyclists - and now he's revving up for another crack at the play-offs.
NON-LEAGUE PLAY-OFFS EBBSFLEET UNITED, the yo-yo side of the southern non-league ranks, can cap a phenomenal season by winning promotion to the Conference via the play-offs, writes Steve Davies.
The draw was made at a meeting of the WRU and Premiership clubs, and places the winner of the Gwent play-offs in pool one with Ealing, champions Leinster and Mosely, the winner of the Blues play-off between Cardiff and Pontypridd in pool two with competition newcomers Edinburgh Academicals, along with London Welsh who return after a year in the Premiership and London Scottish.