Faceplant definition

(informal) The act of landing face first, as a result of an accident or error.

The skater slipped off his board and did a painful faceplant.

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(video games) Death or defeat in popular multiplayer online games.
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A wrestling move in which an attacking wrestler forces his/her opponent down to the mat face-first without a headlock or facelock.
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(informal) To land face first.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
faceplant
Plural:
faceplants

Origin of faceplant

  • Originally skateboarding and snowboarding slang, a humorous variant of handplant, which is an intentional technique in these sports.

    From Wiktionary

  • face +‎ plant (“place, set firmly”).

    From Wiktionary