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send-off (plural send-offs)
- (sports) A penalty for a serious infraction of the rules in which the player is ordered to leave for the rest of the game; red card
- Alternative form of
2011, Philippe Besson, In The Absence Of Men, ISBN 1446485293:
- You say: you should have seen it, you should have seen the send-off, the cheering crowds following us to the train, everyone joyful, clapping and shouting, cheering us on, it was like a festival to the triumphant sound of the Marseillaise.