sudden death overtime


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overtime \O"ver*time`\, n.
   1. Time beyond, or in excess of, a limit; esp., extra working
      time.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Sports) An extra period of time provided to play a game,
      beyond the end of the normal period allowed for the game,
      for the purpose of resolving a tie score; as, the team won
      in overtime.
      [PJC]

   sudden death overtime an overtime[2] in which the first
      team to score wins the game; -- contrasted with normal
      overtime[2], which is a fixed period of time during which
      either team may score as often as they can.
      [PJC]
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