(sports) The climax of a game, in which the next team to scoreinstantly wins; often in an extra period of time following a tie at the end of the regular period of play.
Sudden-death Sentence Examples
Dean knew in time, he'd get over the sudden death of Edith Shipton but he also knew the fact he failed to stop her from killing herself would remain with him forever.
He was still at college in Vienna when the sudden death of his father raised him to the Khedivate; and he was barely of age according to Turkish law, which fixes majority at eighteen in cases of succession to the throne.
The situation was, however, relieved through the sudden death of Requesens (March 1576).
The sudden death of Podebrad on the 22nd of March 1471 led to fresh complications.