the act of facing the puck, as at the start of a game or period.
an open confrontation.
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How to use face-off in a sentence
Another movie of yours my friends and me were obsessed with growing up was Face/Off.
The Japanese government has been locked in a tense face-off with China over the islands for the past two years.Did Obama Just Draw Another Red Line in the East China Sea? | Michael Auslin | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not everyone can watch the epic face-off in person on Sunday.Best Broncos and Seahawks Bars to Watch Super Bowl XLVIII | Justin Jones | January 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Cochran-McDaniel face-off is the latest major establishment vs. Tea Party showdown in the Deep South.In Mississippi, Thad Cochran Will Stay and Fight Tea Party Challenger | Ben Jacobs | December 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Graham won his last race by 15 points, but Stamper is not certain to face-off against him.Prankster or Politician? Jay Stamper Says His S.C. Senate Bid Is Real | David Freedlander | October 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for face-off
ice hockey the method of starting a game, in which the referee drops the puck, etc between two opposing players
to start play by (a face-off)
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