three-way tie


Senior Member
I read this sentence from Yahoo News

"So which Boston landmark edged out Disney on our list? Which attractions ended up in a three-way tie for the No. 25 spot? Read the slideshow to find out."
--------American's most-visited tourist attractions

What does "a three-way tie" mean here?
  • cycloneviv

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    The usual use of "tie" implies two scores that are equal. In a three-way tie, there are three equal scores, so your sentence means that there are three attractions that have come equal 25th on the list of most-visited tourist attractions.

    I hope that helps. :)

    Edit: Of course, rocstar said it quicker and probably more clearly, while I was fiddling around with my wording. ;)
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