1889, face + off. Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈfeɪsˌɑf/


  1. A confrontation or argument between two people or groups
    It's unclear which side will win the latest face-off between the President and Congress.
  2. (ice hockey) The start of play, when two players try to get control of the puck dropped by the referee
  • Russian: конфронта́ция

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