American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A confrontation: "Marshall's face-off with Jefferson in Marbury v. Madison in 1803” ( Newsweek).
- n. A confrontation or argument between two people or groups
- n. ice hockey The start of play, when two players try to get control of the puck dropped by the referee
- n. a hostile disagreement face-to-face
- n. (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players
- 1889, face + off. (Wiktionary)
“One of the panelists joked that the video clip of his face-off with Rev.”
“It's very cordial — at least at the beginning," says Milliner of their face-off.”
“The streets of London are awash in blood, a zeppelin descends Ã¡ la Hindenburg, and six of our favorite characters are locked in face-off fights.”
“Featuring an unforgettable face-off against the Hulk!”
“The quest for Mystique is over, and now the no-holds-barred face-off between her and Logan begins.”
“They ended the first game of the two-game face-off with paltry earnings of $4,800 and $10,400 respectively.”
“GM Response: That face-off between doubt and certainty is absolutely one of the biggest challenges we face when we are engaging in conversation about beliefs and values.”
“It wasn't until that film's closing moments that we were teased with an impending face-off between Holmes and the villainous James Moriarty, unassuming academician by day, world-beating megalomaniac by night.”
“There should definitely be a face-off of the korean fried chickens in Midtown as a ML entry.”
“In any case, prepare yourself for a fast food pasta face-off!”
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As the playoffs are on, some Hockey terms, and likely some Canadianisms in here.
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