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face-off

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

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

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:  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

First Known Use of FACE-OFF

1896

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