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
Essentially structured as an old-school Hollywood Western epic right out of the John Ford playbook, Caesar and his small posse of payback-seeking apes ride on horseback (those poor horses!) across the snowy Sierra mountains.
But the heartbreaking opening monologue delivered beneath an ornate mask feels especially ripped from the Gaga playbook.
The space is empty of belongings, except for jars of peanut butter and jelly, a package of Ritz crackers, clothes and a playbook.
The hip-hop artist apparently took a page from the Dr. Evil playbook during his ownership.
The Pacers identified Leaf during the predraft evaluation process as an intelligent player who is capable of grasping every aspect of a team’s playbook.
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.
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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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