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.

1511

First Known Use of playbook

1511

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms


PLAYBOOK Defined for English Language Learners

playbook

play
noun play·book \-ˌbu̇k\

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up playbook? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ