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Noun: power play
  1. An aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    "she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away";
    - squeeze play, squeeze
  2. (American football) a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play
    "they used a power play to return the kickoff"
  3. (ice hockey) a play in which one team has a numerical advantage over the other as a result of penalties
    "the team was unable to capitalize on the power play"

Derived forms: power plays

Type of: attempt, effort, endeavor [US], endeavour [Brit, Cdn], football play, play, try

Encyclopedia: Power play