Definition of face-off noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfeɪs ɒf//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfeɪs ɔːf//
    , NAmE//ˈfeɪs ɑːf//
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  1. 1(informal, especially North American English) an argument or a fight a face-off between the presidential candidates There were minor face-offs between demonstrators and police.
  2. 2the way of starting play in a game of ice hockey
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: face-off