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final whistle (plural final whistles)

  1. (sports) The blow of the whistle by the referee or other adjudicator signifying the end of the match.
    • 2011 January 8, Paul Fletcher, “Stevenage 3 - 1 Newcastle”, in BBC[1]:
      The final whistle prompted a pitch invasion - although there appeared to be an unwanted incident when a supporter seemed to punch Stevenage's Scott Laird, who subsequently fell to the ground.

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