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[shoot-awf, -of] /ˈʃutˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
a final or additional contest to decide the winner in a rifle or pistol competition.
Origin of shoot-off
see shoot1, -off Unabridged
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  • Following lunch, the top performer from each team will participate in a shoot-off to determine the overall winner.
  • In the cases of ties among top individual archers, a shoot-off was held to determine the top five finishers.
  • Three shoot-off ties were needed to get the final results in the various categories for high school, middle school and elementary.
  • Both tied again in the shoot-off, so they divided the prize.

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