playmaker

noun play·mak·er \ ˈplā-ˌmā-kər \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of playmaker

: a player who leads the offense for a team (as in basketball or hockey)

playmaking

play \ˈplā-ˌmā-kiŋ\ noun or adjective

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First Known Use of playmaker

1931

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Definition of playmaker for English Language Learners

  • : a skillful player in sports like basketball, soccer, and hockey who makes plays that help a team to score during games


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