countback

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

count +‎ back

NounEdit

countback ‎(plural countbacks)

  1. (sports) A procedure used to determine which of two equal finishers is the winner, based on past performance
    • 2012 May 13, Andrew Benson, “Williams's Pastor Maldonado takes landmark Spanish Grand Prix win”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Vettel is classified as the leader on results countback.
    • 2009 January 23, Ron Reed, “Star sprinter Graeme Brown bags win”, in Herald Sun[2]:
      Davis finished second yesterday after recovering from a fall to retain the leader's ochre jersey on a countback.