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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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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
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) to start play by (a face-off)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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An official drops the puck between two opponents in order to start play at any time.
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|Noun||1.||face-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 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"
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face-off[ˈfeɪsɒf] N → confrontación f
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