Definitions for power play

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pow′er play`(n.)

  1. Football. an aggressive running play in which numerous offensive players clear a path for the ballcarrier.

    Category: Football, Baseball, and Basketball, Sport

  2. Ice Hockey. a situation in which one team has a temporary numerical advantage because an opposing player or players are in the penalty box. the offensive strategy of the team having such an advantage.

    Category: Sports and Games

  3. a maneuver, as in business, in which advantage is sought through the use of power or influence.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of power play:

1960–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. power play, squeeze play, squeeze(noun)

    an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power

    "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away"

  2. power play(noun)

    a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play

    "they used a power play to return the kickoff"

  3. power play(noun)

    (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties

    "the team was unable to capitalize on the power play"

Wiktionary

  1. power play(Noun)

    In ice hockey, the situation where a team has a numerical advantage on the ice due to one or more penalties given to the opposing team.

  2. power play(Noun)

    A similar situation in other ball games such as lacrosse, indoor soccer, rugby and cricket.

Freebase

  1. Power Play

    Power Play was a Canadian television drama series, which aired on CTV from 1998 to 2000. The series was filmed at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. The show starred Michael Riley as Brett Parker, a former New York City sports agent who became the general manager of a National Hockey League franchise, the Hamilton Steelheads. One of the throughline plots of the series dealt with Parker's ongoing love–hate relationships with the sport, the team and his superior at McArdle Industries, corporate executive Colleen Blessed, played by Kari Matchett. The cast also included Gordon Pinsent as team owner Duff McArdle, Jonathan Crombie, Jennifer Dale and Al Waxman. The show's theme song was a modernized version of the Stompin' Tom Connors classic, "The Hockey Song", performed partly by Connors himself, and then transitioning to the performance of the band Rusty. The show was briefly aired on the US network UPN, starting in 1999, but was pulled after just two episodes. The second episode aired in the US has the distinction of being the lowest-rated episode of any prime-time TV series ever aired by any US network.

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