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 for standoff
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  standoff \stand"off\ a.
     Serving to keep two objects or parts of a machine separated;
     as, a standoff insulator.
     [PJC] standoffish

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  standoff \stand"off\ n.
     1. A situation in a contest in which the winner is undecided;
        a draw or stalemate.
     Syn: draw; tie; stalemate; deadlock
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. A successful stand.
     Syn: repulsion, repelling
          [WordNet 1.5]
     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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the
           winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their
           record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie" [syn: draw,
           standoff, tie]
      2: the act of repulsing or repelling an attack; a successful
         defensive stand [syn: repulsion, standoff]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "standoff":
     Tweedledum and Tweedledee, aloof, arrest, bell, check, checkmate,
     cutoff, dead heat, dead stop, deadlock, distant, draw, end,
     endgame, ending, even break, even chance, fair shake, fifty-fifty,
     final whistle, full stop, grinding halt, gun, half a chance, halt,
     insociable, knotted score, lockout, neck-and-neck race, odds,
     photo finish, reserved, sit-down strike, solitary, square odds,
     stalemate, stand, standoffish, standstill, stay, stop, stoppage,
     strike, the same, tie, toss, toss-up, touch and go,
     uncompanionable, walkout, withdrawn, work stoppage

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