Translation of face-off in Spanish:

face-off

Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪsɔːf; ˈfeɪsɒf/

n

  • 1 (in ice hockey) salida (f), saque (m)
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    • He said the referee had dropped the puck to start the face-off when two other opposing players had started to fight.
    • The match was watched by Keith Hill, who dropped the puck at the first face-off to begin the game.
    • Ben won the face-off and passed the puck to Nate.
  • 2 (showdown) (American English/inglés norteamericano) confrontación (feminine)
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    • Now imagine that instead of a bilateral face-off, the next cold war will be a nuclear free-for-all.
    • Instead of spreading out and confronting their neighbors in hostile face-offs, foraging sanderlings bunched together in tight little flocks.
    • Please join us tomorrow in our face-off, a hard-fought battle over the security and reliability of electronic voting.

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