standoff

Definition of standoff

stand´off
n.1.A situation in a contest in which the winner is undecided; a draw or stalemate.
2.A successful stand.
3.Something that serves to keep one object at a distance from another, such as a prop attached to the top of a ladder to keep it from leaning directly against the vertical surface which suports it.
a.1.Serving to keep two objects or parts of a machine separated; as, a standoff insulator.

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