noun Date: circa 1942 a player who leads the offense for a team (as in basketball or hockey) • playmaking noun or adjective

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  • Playmaker — Play mak er, n. A playwright. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • playmaker — ► NOUN ▪ a player in a team game who leads attacks or brings teammates into attacking positions …   English terms dictionary

  • playmaker — ☆ playmaker [plā′māk΄ər ] n. a player, as in basketball, who leads the offense by initiating the plays …   English World dictionary

  • Playmaker — In association football, a playmaker is an attacking player who controls the flow of the team s offensive play, and is often involved in passing moves which lead to goals [ [ playmaker Definitions… …   Wikipedia

  • playmaker — įžaidėjas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Sportinių žaidimų komandos narys, žaidimo aikštėje kūrėjas, organizatorius ir vadovas. Pagrindiniai reikalavimai – gerai suprasti žaidimo eigą, staigiai orientuotis visose žaidimo… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • playmaker — playmaking, n. /play may keuhr/, n. Sports. 1. an offensive player, as in basketball or ice hockey, who executes plays designed to put one or more teammates in a position to score. 2. Archaic. a playwright; dramatist. [1520 30; PLAY + MAKER] * *… …   Universalium

  • playmaker — noun a) A playwright. b) A sportsman who leads attacks for his team and creates chances to score …   Wiktionary

  • playmaker — play·ma·ker s.m. e f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport nei giochi di squadra, spec. nella pallacanestro, giocatore cui è affidato il compito di scegliere gli schemi e di guidare le azioni di attacco (accorc. 2play) Sinonimi: regista. {{line}} …   Dizionario italiano

  • playmaker — {{hw}}{{playmaker}}{{/hw}}Nella pallacanestro, nell hockey e sim., giocatore con compiti di regia …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • playmaker — n. dramatist; playwright, one who writes plays; player in a team who leads attacks or the offense for a team (in basketball or hockey) …   English contemporary dictionary

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