March 29, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
play-off /ˈpleɪˌɑːf/ noun
play-off
/ˈpleɪˌɑːf/
noun

plural play–offs

Baseball stadium during a play-offs game
Baseball stadium during a play-offs game
Learner's definition of PLAY-OFF

[count]

1 US : a series of games that is played after the end of the regular season in order to decide which player or team is the champion — usually plural

  • The teams will once again face each other in the play-offs.

2 : a game or series of games that is played to decide the winner when people or teams are tied

  • We tied the first day, but I beat her the next day in a play-off.

  • an 18-hole play-off

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