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FACE-OFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does face-off mean? 

FACE-OFF (noun)
  The noun FACE-OFF has 2 senses:

1. a hostile disagreement face-to-face
2. (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

  Familiarity information: FACE-OFF used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FACE-OFF (noun)


Sense 1face-off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hostile disagreement face-to-face

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

face-off; showdown; confrontation; encounter

Hypernyms ("face-off" is a kind of...):

disagreement (the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing)


Sense 2face-off [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("face-off" is a kind of...):

beginning; commencement; start (the act of starting something)

Domain category:

hockey; hockey game; ice hockey (a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks)

Holonyms ("face-off" is a part of...):

hockey; hockey game; ice hockey (a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks)


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