power play

Definitions

Politics

  • noun the use of influence or threats to achieve something

Sports

  • noun on of several periods of time during one-day international matches where restrictions are placed on the positioning of fielders
  • noun a tactic of concentrating players in one area, especially an attack in American football that involves extra blockers preceding the person carrying the ball
  • noun a situation or period of time in ice hockey during which one team has a numerical advantage because the other team has one or more players in the penalty box
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