face-off face-off

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. Gibson and George Stephanopoulos ask the questions in the 90-minute one-on-one face-off starting at 8 pm ET at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
  2. And a presidential face-off between Clinton and McCain, right now, would be close to a dead heat.

News

  1. TV Ratings: 'Voice' Finale Steady With Last Spring Against Surging NBA Finals

    Though down from last December's closer, the NBC competition rises while ABC's coverage of the San Antonio and Miami's game 6 face-off hits highs. read more        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

  2. South Korea faults Iran for angry mob finish to soccer match

    South Korea's media blasted Iran on Wednesday for the angry, mob-like scenes that marked the end of the World Cup qualifying match. Iran won the face-off, 1-0, but the players hardly accepted their win with grace, South Korea's media accused. Rather, they goaded South Korean fans mercilessly, running around the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

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Quotes

  1. "In Kevyn Adams we're getting a veteran player who is extremely versatile, is a good skater and is a very good face-off man," said Tallon. "Kevyn has won a Stanley Cup and is a proven leader."
    on Aug 11, 2007 By: Dale Tallon Source: NHL.com

  2. "I don't know what happened," said Anaheim's Corey Perry. "We made a mistake on the face-off and, before you know it, the puck is in the net."
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Corey Perry Source: USA Today

  3. "As I've said, the team has some fight in it," said Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella. "From face-off to the end of the game I thought we played solid. And the good thing about it is that we didn't get frustrated, we kept on going and tried to...
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: John Tortorella Source: Sports Network

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