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playbook

noun play·book \-ˌbk\

American football : a book that contains descriptions of the different offensive and defensive plays that are used by a team

Full Definition of PLAYBOOK

1
:  one or more plays in book form
2
:  a notebook containing diagrammed football plays
3
:  a stock of usual tactics or methods <straight from his opponent's political playbook>

Examples of PLAYBOOK

  1. He studied the new plays in the team's playbook.

First Known Use of PLAYBOOK

1535

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, overthrow, post, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate

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