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Princeton's WordNet

  1. draw, standoff, tie(noun)

    the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

    "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"

  2. repulsion, standoff(noun)

    the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand


  1. standoff(n.)

    Something that serves to keep one object at a distance from another, such as a prop attached to the top of a ladder to keep it from leaning directly against the vertical surface which suports it.

  2. standoff(a.)

    Serving to keep two objects or parts of a machine separated; as, a standoff insulator.


  1. standoff(Noun)

    A device which maintains a fixed distance between two objects, especially between a surface and a sign or electrical wiring.

  2. standoff(Noun)

    A deadlocked confrontation between antagonists (see stand off and verb below).


  1. Standoff

    A standoff is a threaded separator of defined length used to raise one assembly above another. They are usually round or hex, often made of aluminum, brass, or nylon, and come in male-female or female-female forms. In electronics they are frequently used to raise a printed-circuit board above a surface. Insulating standoffs keep two parts from touching each other, thereby preventing an electrical short. In contrast, a spacer is an unthreaded piece of tubing which lets the entire bolt pass through. Since they cannot be tightened, they are usually round.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of standoff in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of standoff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of standoff in a Sentence

  1. Bulent Aliriza:

    This (the F-35 standoff) is really a symptom, not a cause of the problem between the two countries.

  2. John Bolton:

    Right now we are in a classic standoff with North Korea, they want a piece of something that we should not be prepared to give them.

  3. Jim Ritterbusch:

    We still view the U.S.-Chinese trade standoff as a major bearish consideration that will likely be requiring additional downward oil demand adjustments as this year proceeds.

  4. Patrick Neville:

    It is unprecedented territory, you'll probably see a standoff between the counties, the commissioners who really control the funding... and the sheriffs too and probably against the courts.

  5. Mohammadreza Jalaeipour:

    Rouhani has focused on external engagement, but now will be expected to use the political capital to fulfill his other promises, hardliners in Iran have benefited, and civil society has suffered, from the standoff with the West.

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