showdown

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EtymologyEdit

show +‎ down

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

showdown (countable and uncountable, plural showdowns)

  1. The final battle between two nemeses, in which there can be but one victor.
    • 2021 May 2, Mantej Mann, “Newcastle United 0-2 Arsenal”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on his first start since recovering from malaria as Arsenal prepared for their Europa League showdown against Villarreal with a confidence-boosting win away to Newcastle at St James' Park.
  2. (poker) The final round in a poker match, where the all remaining players' cards have to be put down on the table and shown.

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