photo finish

A photo is automatically taken as the horses pass the winning line and when the race is too close to be judged the photo is used to determine the order of finish.

Equestrian sports dictionary . 2013.

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  • Photo finish — On utilise la photo finish dans des compétitions de course, quand plusieurs concurrents passent la ligne d arrivée dans un intervalle de temps très réduit qui peut être de l ordre du millième de seconde. Quand la différence ne peut être remarquée …   Wikipédia en Français

  • photo-finish — [ fɔtofiniʃ ] n. f. • mil. XXe; de photo(graphie) et angl. finish « arrivée » ♦ Anglic. Enregistrement photographique de l arrivée d une course; appareil qui l effectue. Des photos finish. Arrivée contrôlée au photo finish. ● photo finish, photos …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Photo-Finish — (album) Photo Finish Album par Rory Gallagher Sortie 1978 Enregistrement Dierks Studio, Cologne Durée 44:18 (original) Genre(s) Blues Rock, British Blues …   Wikipédia en Français

  • photo-finish — photo finishes also photo finish N COUNT If the end of a race is a photo finish, two or more of the competitors cross the finishing line so close together that a photograph of the finish has to be examined to decide who has won. He was just… …   English dictionary

  • photo finish — A photo finish is when two contestants (usually in a race) finish at almost exactly the same time, making it difficult to determine the winner. (The saying stems from the practice of taking a photograph when the winners cross the finish line to… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • photo finish — photo finish, adj. Sports. a finish of a race in which two or more contestants are so close to the finish line that reference to a photograph of the finish is necessary to determine the winner. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • photo finish — n. 1. a race finish so close that the winner can be determined only from a photograph of the contestants crossing the finish line 2. any close finish of a contest …   English World dictionary

  • photo finish — n the end of a race in which the leading runners finish so close together that a photograph of it has to be examined to decide which is the winner …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • photo finish — ► NOUN ▪ a close finish of a race in which the winner is identifiable only from a photograph of competitors crossing the line …   English terms dictionary

  • photo finish — noun count the end of a race where the people or animals competing are so close to each other that officials need to look at a photograph to see who won …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • photo finish — → foto de llegada …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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