set piece


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set piece

n.
1. A realistic piece of stage scenery constructed to stand by itself.
2. An often brilliantly executed artistic or literary work characterized by a formal pattern.
3.
a. A carefully planned and executed military operation.
b. A situation, activity, or speech planned beforehand and carried out according to a prescribed pattern or formula.
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set piece

n
1. a work of literature, music, etc, often having a conventional or prescribed theme, intended to create an impressive effect
2. (Theatre) a piece of scenery built to stand independently as part of a stage set
3. a display of fireworks
4. (General Sporting Terms) sport a rehearsed team manoeuvre, usually attempted in continuous games at a restart of play, esp when the other side has been penalized for improper play
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set′ piece`


n.
1. a work of art, literature, music, etc., or a part of such a work having a conventionally prescribed thematic and formal structure.
2. a piece of stage scenery built to stand independently on the floor and usu. forming part of a set.
3. any sequence of rehearsed movements or maneuvers, as in sports or military operations.
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set piece

Corner, free kick, throw-in , or similar, in which predetermined tactical moves can be carried out.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.set piece - a piece of scenery intended to stand alone as part of the stage setting
scenery, scene - the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery"
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Translations

set piece

n (Mus, Literature) (part of work, piece of music) → brano famoso; (in music competition) → brano obbligatorio (Sport) → tattica di gioco
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References in classic literature ?
We will go back there now....I will tell you," said the Persian, with a sudden change in his voice, "I will tell you the exact place, sir: it is between a set piece and a discarded scene from ROI DE LAHORE, exactly at the spot where Joseph Buquet died.
He slipped between the set piece and the scene from the ROI DE LAHORE, with Raoul close upon his heels.
Close to this scene was a set piece. Between the scene and the set piece there was just room for a body...for a body which one day was found hanging there.
[7] These two pairs of boots, which were placed, according to the Persian's papers, just between the set piece and the scene from the ROI DE LAHORE, on the spot where Joseph Buquet was found hanging, were never discovered.
The Persian drew Raoul behind a set piece. They saw passing before and above them old men bent by age and the past burden of opera-scenery.
They cut out the thigh-bones, wrapped them round in two layers of fat, and set pieces of raw meat on the top of them.
SLAVEN BILIC admitted Albion must show more determination to defend the box after suffering a set piece shocker in their Carabao Cup exit to Millwall.
Since then, there was the deadball meltdown at Millwall, Raul Jimenez scoring from a set piece the following week as Wolves waltzed to victory at Goodison Park, and then a failure to re-group following a Watford corner which allowed an unmarked Andre Gray to tap home Will Hughes' low cross for the only goal of the game.
Since then there was the dead-ball meltdown at Millwall; Raul Jimenez scoring from a set piece the following week as Wolves waltzed to victory at Goodison Park; and then a failure to re-group following a Watford corner which allowed an unmarked Andre Gray to tap home Will Hughes' low cross for the only goal of the game.
Only Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has profited from a set piece against Benitez's side in the league since then - and that was a rebound after Marcus Rashford's initial free kick was parried into his path.
But with a visit to Crystal Palace tonight, and a clear and intense physical set piece threat an absolute inevitability at Selhurst Park, Liverpool's coaching staff have brought out the crash pads...and turned the training ground penalty area into a war zone.
Bristol City's set-piece expertise Boro need to be extra wary of set piece dangers against Bristol City this weekend.