Dead-heat definition

A political campaign or other contest that is so close that it is impossible to predict the winner.
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(sports) A race in which two or more contestants compete evenly or finish at the same time.
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A race in which two or more contestants reach the finish line at exactly the same time; tie.
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(idiomatic) A close race or contest in which no winner is apparent.

Polls indicated a dead heat for the office of dog catcher.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dead-heat
Plural:
dead-heats