sudden death

sudden death

noun Sports.
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.

Origin:
1825–35

sudden-death, adjective
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sudden death
 
n
1.  (in sports, etc) an extra game or contest to decide the winner of a tied competition
2.  an unexpected or quick death

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sudden death definition


  1. mod.
    having to do with something short, quick, and decisive. : The game ended in a sudden death playoff.
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