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Verb: face off
  1. Start a game by a face-off
    - bully off
Noun: face-off  feys óf
  1. A hostile disagreement face-to-face
    - confrontation, encounter, showdown, smackdown [N. Amer]
  2. (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

Derived forms: faces off, face-offs, faced off, facing off

See also: face

Type of: beginning, commencement, disagreement, play, start

Part of: hockey, hockey game, ice hockey

Encyclopedia: Face off