hall of fame

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  • HoF (abbreviation)

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hall of fame (plural halls of fame)

  1. (usually capitalized, often sports) A structure housing memorials to famous or illustrious individuals (especially ones of importance to some field), often containing a collection of memorabilia relating to them.
  2. (usually capitalized) A group, sometimes formal, of the famed or illustrious in a given field.
    He was inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame.
  3. (video games) A high-score table.
    • 1985, Knight Lore (video game review in Crash issue 12)
      Scoring is by time taken, percentage of quest completed and charms collected with an overall rating offered. As in Underwurlde there is no Hall of Fame, largely due to the size of the program.
    • 2013, Emlyn Rees, ‎Josie Lloyd, The Boy Next Door (page 100)
      [] hanging out with Dave instead down at the video arcades in Houndsfield Street, spending our pocket money on rubbing out each other's names from the Space Invaders' Hall of Fame.

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