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countback (plural countbacks)
- (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”, BBC Sport:
- Vettel is classified as the leader on results countback.
2009 January 23, Ron Reed, “Star sprinter Graeme Brown bags win”, Herald Sun:
- Davis finished second yesterday after recovering from a fall to retain the leader's ochre jersey on a countback.