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1. An additional contest or period of play designed to establish a winner among tied contestants. Also called tiebreak.
2. Something or someone that breaks a tie: His home run was the tiebreaker that won the game. My mother and I wanted to spend the weekend at the beach, and both of my brothers wanted to go on a hike, so we asked my father to be the tiebreaker.

tie′break′ing adj.


(ˈtaɪˌbreɪ kər)

a short period of additional play for deciding a tie score, as in tennis and soccer.
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Noun1.tiebreaker - overtime play in order to break a tie; e.g. tennis and soccer
extra time, overtime - playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie
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Meanwhile I pass on to the second on my list, which promised also at one time to be of national importance, and was marked by several incidents which give it a quite unique character.
What interested me was the unique character about whom the tale revolves--the visored horseman who-but let us wait until we get to him.
Summary: When the Union Jack came down over Hong Kong in July 1997 there was concern that the unique character of this island and its global standing...
Each unique character in "Rocket Arena" has his or her own primary weapon, secondary attack, and special ability.
The company says that it has been developed with a focus on functionality and purpose, featuring a simplicity of design with unique character.
They then gave it to the National Trust in 2008 to maintain its unique character. It now attracts thousands of guests every year - giving a major boost to the local economy.
Its 380 shops will have spruced-up facades, ventilation, lighting and signage to preserve their unique character. visitdubai.com
Another LGU-participated event is the Festival Dance Competition, where entries will depict the unique character of each town festival in a colorful and jubilant presentation, depending on their theme or concept.
Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq al- Said, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan expressed his deep delight in the march of this important website, now using 30 languages, highlighting the unique character of His Majesty, wishing the website management success to continue the march in love and loyalty to the builder of the majestic Renaissance of Oman.
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The authors explain how to hone and utilize your unique character traits to inspire loyalty and respect in those you lead, when and how to use emotion to lead effectively, and how to inspire close followers while maintaining the necessary distance to remain in a leadership role.