Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
staredown (plural staredowns)
- A confrontation in which each party waits for the other to yield
2009 January 26, David Waldstein, “Pursuing N.B.A., Marbury’s Brother Takes Long Detour”, New York Times:
- Since then, Stephon, 31, and the Knicks have been locked in a staredown regarding the cost of a potential buyout.