playbook

play
noun play·book \-ˌbu̇k\

Definition of playbook

  1. 1 :  one or more plays in book form

  2. 2 :  a notebook containing diagrammed football plays

  3. 3 :  a stock of usual tactics or methods straight from his opponent's political playbook

Examples of playbook in a Sentence

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

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PLAYBOOK Defined for English Language Learners

playbook

play
noun

Definition of playbook for English Language Learners

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



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