playmaker

play
noun play·mak·er \-ˌmā-kər\

Definition of playmaker

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

playmaking

play \-kiŋ\ noun or adjective

Circa 1942

First Known Use of playmaker

circa 1942


PLAYMAKER Defined for English Language Learners

playmaker

play
noun play·mak·er \-ˌmā-kər\

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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