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[tahy-brey-ker] /ˈtaɪˌbreɪ kər/
a system for breaking a tie score at the end of regulation play by establishing a winner through special additional play, usually of a fairly short duration, as in tennis and soccer.
Also, tiebreak.
Origin of tiebreaker
1960-65; tie + breaker1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Trivia toss-up tiebreaker in case of equally worthy patients:.
  • The department may order a tiebreaker medical examination.
  • In the event that there is not sufficient capacity to meet all equal maximum bids, pipelines apply a tiebreaker mechanism.
  • Play will be as continuous as possible, but there is usually a short break before the tiebreaker questions begin.
  • In the event of applicants having the same points the following tiebreaker will be used.
  • If a tiebreaker in retention points is necessary, agencies are to use months and days of state service.
  • At minimum, the treating physician is the tiebreaker where there is evenly balanced, conflicting medical testimony.
  • Thus both applicants proceeded to the tiebreaker of last resort, which is mandatory time sharing.
  • The tiebreaker will be the employee with the earliest technician service date.

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