Meaning of standoff
Pronunciation: (stand'ôf", -of"), [key]
- a standing off or apart; aloofness.
- a tie or draw, as in a game.
- something that counterbalances.
- a prop for holding the top of a ladder away from the vertical surface against which it is leaning.
- an insulator that supports a conductor above a surface.
- standing off or apart; aloof; reserved: an uncordial and standoff manner.
- standoff (Thesaurus)