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face-off

(fās′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. A method of starting play in ice hockey, lacrosse, and other games in which an official drops the puck or ball between two opposing players who contend for its control.
2. A confrontation: "Marshall's face-off with Jefferson in Marbury v. Madison in 1803" (Newsweek).
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face-off

n
1. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey the method of starting a game, in which the referee drops the puck, etc between two opposing players
2. a confrontation
vb (adverb)
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) to start play by (a face-off)
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face′-off`



n.
1. Ice Hockey. the act of putting the puck into play by dropping it between two players on opposing teams, as at the start of a game or period.
2. a direct confrontation.
[1895–1900]
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face-off

An official drops the puck between two opponents in order to start play at any time.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.face-off - a hostile disagreement face-to-faceface-off - a hostile disagreement face-to-face
disagreement - the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
2.face-off - (ice hockey) the method of starting playface-off - (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
hockey game, ice hockey, hockey - a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
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face-off

noun
A face-to-face, usually hostile meeting:
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Translations

face-off

[ˈfeɪsɒf] Nconfrontación f
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