Share this entry

non-playing Line breaks: non-playing
Pronunciation: /nɒnˈpleɪɪŋ/

Definition of non-playing in English:


(Of a member of a team or club) not playing in a game or sport: the club ordered its non-playing staff to take a 10 per cent drop in salary he took his duties as the non-playing captain of the side very seriously
More example sentences
  • That money will enable the club to pay its playing and non-playing staff their wages for July today.
  • On the non-playing side of the club many thanks are due to all those involved with fund-raising during the year.
  • She'll gracefully decline the captaincy, and thereafter can run the team as its non-playing skipper.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources