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Dead Heat ( a winner cannot be determined in this particular contest ... )

"Dead Heat"

This word "heat" is a counting word for a single speed race, such as a swimming or a running race. A dead heat refers to a race that has resulted in a tie. The "heat" is referred to as a "dead" because it is not possible to declare a winner. If the rules of the competition do not allow for a tie, another means must be found to settle the the contest.

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