Okay, that is a bit of a collage kind of thing to do/have happen but it is a funny word and its good to at least know about it, even if it might not be advisable to engage in a real face plant.

The classic face plant! pic: http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=23248

So, anyway, a face plant is a term for falling on one’s face in a humorous way basically planting your face to the ground.  One can make a face plant into one’s food, e.g. when falling asleep while eating (my son has gotten very close to that one a few times), or into a mud puddle when slipping.  Sports like skateboarding, snowboarding or bike riding  are specially prone to a face plant.

Face plant (also faceplant or face-plant) is a fairly modern word if not concept and was first recorded in 1982.

Here is an example:

“What happened to your face?”

“I was out mountain biking when I was thrown over the handlebars and did a faceplant in the mud.”


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