Set-piece



noun
1.
an arrangement of slow-burning fireworks forming a design or composition when lighted.
2.
Theater. a piece of scenery used as part of a stage set, as a profile or three-dimensional construction built to stand independently on the stage floor:
A few set pieces simulating rocks and a fence constituted the scenery for the first act.
3.
a work of art, literature, music, etc., having a prescribed thematic and formal structure:
the set pieces of Restoration comedy.
4.
a scene, action, or the like, having a conventional form and functioning as part of the structure of a work of art, literature, etc.
5.
a military operation carried out according to a rigid plan.
6.
(in a novel, narrative poem, or the like) a passage more or less extraneous to the sequence of events, introduced to supply background, color, or the like.
noun
1.
a work of literature, music, etc, often having a conventional or prescribed theme, intended to create an impressive effect
2.
a piece of scenery built to stand independently as part of a stage set
3.
a display of fireworks
4.
(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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