nonplaying

adjective
non·​play·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈplā-iŋ How to pronounce nonplaying (audio) \

Definition of nonplaying

: not playing a nonplaying captain an athlete's nonplaying time

First Known Use of nonplaying

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonplaying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonplaying. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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