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face–off

noun \ˈfās-ˌf\

ice hockey : a method of beginning play by dropping the puck between two players

: a meeting of opponents : a conflict or fight

Full Definition of FACE-OFF

1
:  a method of beginning play (as in hockey or lacrosse) in which two opponents face each other and attempt to gain control of a puck or ball dropped or placed between them
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First Known Use of FACE-OFF

1896
FACE-OFF Defined for Kids

face–off

noun \ˈfās-ˌf\

Definition of FACE-OFF for Kids

1
:  a method of beginning play (as in hockey or lacrosse) in which the puck or ball is dropped between two opposing players
2
:  a clashing of forces or ideas <a face-off between enemies>

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