sudden death(redirected from sudden death factors)
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Extra play added to determine the winner of a tied game, often with the victory awarded to the first to score.
1. (General Sporting Terms) (in sports, etc) an extra game or contest to decide the winner of a tied competition
2. an unexpected or quick death
an overtime period in which a tied contest is won and play is stopped immediately after one of the contestants scores, as in football, or goes ahead, as in golf.