set piece


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set piece

n.
1. A realistic piece of stage scenery constructed to stand by itself.
2. An often brilliantly executed artistic or literary work characterized by a formal pattern.
3.
a. A carefully planned and executed military operation.
b. A situation, activity, or speech planned beforehand and carried out according to a prescribed pattern or formula.

set piece

n
1. a work of literature, music, etc, often having a conventional or prescribed theme, intended to create an impressive effect
2. (Theatre) a piece of scenery built to stand independently as part of a stage set
3. a display of fireworks
4. (General Sporting Terms) sport a rehearsed team manoeuvre, usually attempted in continuous games at a restart of play, esp when the other side has been penalized for improper play

set′ piece`


n.
1. a work of art, literature, music, etc., or a part of such a work having a conventionally prescribed thematic and formal structure.
2. a piece of stage scenery built to stand independently on the floor and usu. forming part of a set.
3. any sequence of rehearsed movements or maneuvers, as in sports or military operations.

set piece

Corner, free kick, throw-in , or similar, in which predetermined tactical moves can be carried out.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.set piece - a piece of scenery intended to stand alone as part of the stage setting
scenery, scene - the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery"
Translations

set piece

n (Mus, Literature) (part of work, piece of music) → brano famoso; (in music competition) → brano obbligatorio (Sport) → tattica di gioco
References in classic literature ?
I will tell you," said the Persian, with a sudden change in his voice, "I will tell you the exact place, sir: it is between a set piece and a discarded scene from ROI DE LAHORE, exactly at the spot where Joseph Buquet died.
Between the scene and the set piece there was just room for a body.
He slipped between the set piece and the scene from the ROI DE LAHORE, with Raoul close upon his heels.
7] These two pairs of boots, which were placed, according to the Persian's papers, just between the set piece and the scene from the ROI DE LAHORE, on the spot where Joseph Buquet was found hanging, were never discovered.
They cut out the thigh-bones, wrapped them round in two layers of fat, and set pieces of raw meat on the top of them.
RGC were given a lesson in the art of the set piece by Championship leaders Vale, who extended their advantage at the top of the table to 17-points following the victory.
Danny North had a deflected 26th minute effort go out for a corner and from that set piece the visitors took the lead as Jeff Henderson climbed highest in a packed area to nod home Kieran Djilali's delivery.
The each had to dance a reel, a heavy jig and a set piece dance.
During Gaga's performance of "Judas," a male backup dancer smashed Mother Monster over the head with a metal set piece as she was trying to pretend-fire a prop machine gun.
BRENDAN RODGERS failed to hide his frustration at being let down at the set piece - but stood firm on accusations that his Swansea side need to go long.
We gave them more set piece opportunities than we would have liked and they punished us.
Recent World Cup play supports this contention: 52 of the 144 possessions leading to a goal involved a cross from the wing and 77 of the scores (at some point during the possession) involved a set play in the attacking half of the field (48 directly from the set piece, 2 throws, 20 free kicks, 8 corners, and 18 penalty kicks; and 29 indirectly, where the set piece occurred earlier in the possession).