power play: Meaning and Definition of
- an aggressive running play in which numerous offensive players converge and forge ahead to block and clear a path for the ball carrier.
- a situation in which one team has a temporary numerical advantage because an opposing player or players are in the penalty box, and hence has an opportunity for a concerted, swarming attack on the opponent's goal.
- the offensive strategy or effectiveness of the team having such an advantage.
- an action, stratagem, or maneuver, as in politics or business, by which power is concentrated or manipulated in order to subdue a rival or gain control of a situation.