Standoff Definition

stăndôf, -ŏf
noun
A standing off or being stood off.
Webster's New World
A situation in which one force or party neutralizes or counterbalances the other and further action is prevented; a standstill.
A standoff between demonstrators and the police.
American Heritage
A counterbalancing or equalizing effect.
Webster's New World
A tie or draw in a game or contest.
Webster's New World

A device which maintains a fixed distance between two objects, especially between a surface and a sign or electrical wiring.

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adjective
That stands off.
Webster's New World
verb
Nonstandard spelling of stand off.
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Other Word Forms of Standoff

Noun

Singular:
standoff
Plural:
standoffs

Origin of Standoff

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