Standoff

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A standoff refers to types of social conflict or confrontation, e.g.,

  • Impasse, two sides negotiating an agreement are unable to reach an agreement and become deadlocked
  • Stalemate, a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move
  • Mexican standoff, a confrontation between two or more parties in which neither party can proceed nor retreat without being exposed to danger

Standoff or stand-off may also refer to:

Media production[edit]

  • Standoff (TV series), a 2006-2007 Fox Broadcasting television series
  • Standoff (film), a 1998 film written and directed by Andrew Chapman
  • Stand Off, a 2012 film written and directed by Terry George (known as Whole Lotta Sole in Europe)
  • American Standoff, a 2002 American documentary about a strike

Weaponry[edit]

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Other uses[edit]

  • Standoff (separator), used in mechanics and electronics to separate two parts from one another
  • A social conflict or confrontation, e.g.,
    • Impasse, two sides negotiating an agreement are unable to reach an agreement and become deadlocked
    • Stalemate, a situation in the game of chess where the player whose turn it is to move is not in check but has no legal move
    • Mexican standoff, a confrontation between two or more parties in which neither party can proceed nor retreat without being exposed to danger
  • Standoff distance, a certain safe distance from a hazard or objective (live bomb, fire, artillery aimpoint, etc.), defined by a standard operating procedure