1. (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players
  2. a hostile disagreement face-to-face
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How To Use face-off In A Sentence

  • Recipes can be gained from ‘watching’ the cookery show on the TV in your wooden abode and, if proficient enough, you can face-off against other rural villagers in a bake-off.
  • Taking a pass from Ryan Whitney while above the right face-off circle, Malkin hesitated before firing a slap shot - using Rachunek as a screen - past Lundqvist. USATODAY.com - Hockey - N.Y. Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
  • One subtle element of those checks and balances is that they are based on a triumvirate of power, not a face-off. Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Feature Not a Bug
  • The low-profile face-off did little for either candidate.
  • The match was watched by Keith Hill, who dropped the puck at the first face-off to begin the game.
  • Now imagine that instead of a bilateral face-off, the next cold war will be a nuclear free-for-all.
  • First runner-up Zainul Ammar Abdul Ghani, of Sekolah Kebangsaan Pedas, surprised himself when he was able to spell "bacteriologist" in a face-off with Juanita Selvaraja of Sekolah Kebangsaan Panchor for the second and third placings. Undefined
  • Being a member of NATO and in the front of the western-eastern face-off, the FRG was deeply involved in this confrontation.
  • Creatively, this adds a heightened amount of tension to the timed face-off, as a win crushes the morale of your foes, while a loss ends your game immediately.
  • He said the referee had dropped the puck to start the face-off when two other opposing players had started to fight.
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