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about′ face′(interj.)

  1. (used as a military command to perform an about-face.)

    Category: Military

Origin of about face:

1860–65

a•bout-faceəˈbaʊtˌfeɪs, əˈbaʊtˈfeɪs; əˌbaʊtˈfeɪs(n.; v.)-faced, -fac•ing.

  1. (n.)(in close-order drill) a 180° turn from the position of attention.

    Category: Military

  2. a complete change in position, direction or attitude.

  3. (v.i.)to perform an about-face.

Origin of about-face:

1860–65, Amer.

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  1. About Face

    About Face is the second solo album by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, released in March 1984. It was co-produced by him and Bob Ezrin. Two songs, "All Lovers Are Deranged" and the more radio-friendly "Love on the Air", were co-written by Gilmour and his longtime friend Pete Townshend of The Who. The remainder of the songs are credited solely to Gilmour himself. In May of the same year, fellow Floyd counterpart Roger Waters released his first official solo album The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. About Face reached #21 in the UK and #32 in the US and was certified gold by the RIAA.

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