playing time


: the amount of time that a team member is allowed to play during a game
Her teammates were complaining about their lack of playing time.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But even a supreme defender will struggle for playing time with an OPS below .600. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 20 Mar. 2023 Traore was a 5-star recruit but struggled to find playing time during conference play for the Tigers. Nubyjas Wilborn | , al, 19 Mar. 2023 Head coach Randy Bennett said Thursday that’s purposeful to limit the number of guys who might be frustrated about playing time. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Mar. 2023 The new addition can now compete with fellow safety Brandon Jones, a former college teammate at Texas, for playing time in Miami’s secondary. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 15 Mar. 2023 Teams shop for players, and players shop for better opportunities — both in terms of playing time and NIL. Christopher L. Gasper,, 11 Mar. 2023 Taylor received the majority of playing time at short until the Dodgers acquired Manny Machado at the trade deadline. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2023 Making improvements and finding consistency in several areas should lead to playing time in Triple-A Toledo. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 7 Mar. 2023 There are no guarantees Wisdom will get the bulk of playing time at third base this year. Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 7 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Playing time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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