Meaning of RUBBER in English

RUBBER

n.

Function: noun

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1599

1 : a contest consisting of an odd number of games won by the side that takes a majority (as two out of three)

2 : an odd game played to determine the winner of a tie

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.