1. the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
2. the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful defensive stand
Similar word(s): repulsion
Sentences with standoff as a noun:
- I don't want to get involved in the standoff between those two.
- A tense standoff between demonstrators and police continued overnight.
1. Nonstandard spelling of stand off.