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playmaker

play
noun play·mak·er \-ˌmā-kər\

Simple Definition of playmaker

  • : a skillful player in sports like basketball, soccer, and hockey who makes plays that help a team to score during games

Full Definition of playmaker

  1. :  a player who leads the offense for a team (as in basketball or hockey)

play·mak·ing play \-kiŋ\ noun or adjective

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