play-off

[pley-awf, -of]
noun
1.
(in competitive sports) the playing of an extra game, rounds, innings, etc., in order to settle a tie.
2.
a series of games or matches, as between the leading teams of two leagues, in order to decide a championship: In America the most exciting play-off is the World Series.

Origin:
1890–95; noun use of verb phrase play off

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