Definition of player
- a CD player
- a key player in politics
She's one of the team's best players.
The band's lead guitar player hurt his hand and couldn't play.
Piano players are called pianists.
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: a person who plays a sport or game
: a person who performs music usually on a particular instrument
: a machine that causes recorded sounds or pictures to be heard or seen
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