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 in a Sentence
He studied the new plays in the team's playbook.
Recent Examples of playbook from the Web
Problems ranged from injuries to learning the playbook to off-field behavior to effort and attitude.
In the July/August cover story of The Atlantic, Mark Bowden outlines a playbook for dealing with North Korea, but warns that none of the options are pretty.
Tough Guy In the fall of 2014, as more and more Cosby accusers surfaced, the Marty Singer playbook was on full display.
If Whole Foods follows the Bezos playbook, shoppers can expect prices to fall, and investors will expect revenue to rise.
Both approaches are right out of Cuba’s totalitarian playbook.
Botin, better known for accumulating capital and emphasizing internal growth than doing deals, took a page from her late father’s playbook.
After two decades of sticking largely to the same ineffective playbook, the course is unlikely to change without a drastic shift in policy from an outside nation.
Some come out of the psychedelic playbook: Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow, Cream’s Disraeli Gears, Love’s Forever Changes,
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First Known Use of playbook
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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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