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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.
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Noun1.playoff - any final competition to determine a championship
playoff game - one game in the series of games constituting a playoff
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
World Series - series that constitutes the playoff for the baseball championship; "we watched the World Series on TV"
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