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.
First Known Use of playbook
PLAYBOOK Defined for English Language Learners
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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