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FINAL GAME [1 record]

Record 1 2011-07-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Team Sports (General)
  • Various Sports (General)
DEF

The game or match whose winner will win the series, championship or title; it is usually said of the last possible game in a series of 3, 5, or 7, but sometimes, of the sole game to be played between two individuals or teams for the championship or the title.

OBS

rubber: A 3-game match or series; a series or match in which one side must win 2 out of 3 games. The term in general is found chiefly in British usage though it is often used attributively in the United States to refer to a final game or match played between 2 individuals or teams that have previously split an even number of games or matches.

OBS

rubber (match): term(s) preferred in tennis.

Key term(s)
  • rubber

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sports d'équipe (Généralités)
  • Sports divers (Généralités)
DEF

Partie décisive qui désigne le vainqueur, lorsque des joueurs ont gagné un nombre égal de parties ou de «manches».

OBS

Se dit habituellement de la dernière partie possible dans une série de 3, 5 ou 7 parties mais aussi de la seule partie ou rencontre entre 2 athlètes ou 2 équipes pour déterminer le gagnant du titre ou du championnat.

OBS

«joute» : terme archaïque ; lui préférer «affrontement, match, partie, rencontre, confrontation».

OBS

Pluriel : des matchs ou des matches.

OBS

matchs (pl.) : Cette graphie, puisée des Rectifications de l'orthographe recommandées par le Conseil supérieur de la langue française, est attestée dans le Petit Robert (2004).

Spanish

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