pow·er play • n. 1. tactics exhibiting or intended to increase a person's power or influence: the sexual power play of their relationship | the petty power plays of showbiz. ∎ the use of physical strength to defeat one's opponent in a sport through sheer force. 2. tactics in a team sport involving the concentration of players at a particular point. ∎ Ice Hockey a situation in which a team has a numerical advantage over its opponents while one or more players is serving a penalty.
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