Noun > Play-off

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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