Definitions for face-off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off(noun)

    a hostile disagreement face-to-face

  2. face-off(verb)

    (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

  3. face off, bully off(verb)

    start a game by a face-off

Wiktionary

  1. face-off(Noun)

    A confrontation or argument between two people or groups

    It's unclear which side will win the latest face-off between the President and Congress.

  2. face-off(Noun)

    The start of play, when two players try to get control of the puck dropped by the referee

Freebase

  1. Face-off

    A faceoff is the method used to begin play in ice hockey and some other sports. The two teams line up in opposition to each other, and the opposing skaters attempt to gain control of the puck after it is dropped between their sticks by an official. Faceoffs are generally handlled by centres, although some wingers and a small number of defensemen also handle faceoffs. One of the referees drops the puck at centre ice to start each period and following the scoring of a goal. The linesmen are responsible for all other faceoffs.


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  • 対決Japanese
  • противостояние, конфронтация, противоборствоRussian

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