Definition of playmaker in English:

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playmaker

Pronunciation: /ˈplāˌmākər/

noun

A player in a team game who leads attacks or brings other players on the same side into a position from which they could score.
Example sentences
  • He has been an active playmaker and leads the team in tackles by a wide margin.
  • They have a hot quarterback, a solid running game, a vastly improved defense and playmakers on special teams.
  • The team is looking for playmakers who will propel it into the playoffs again and for years to come.

Derivatives

playmaking

Pronunciation: /-mākiNG/
noun
Example sentences
  • He's not a scorer, and Stepp handles most of the playmaking, so Brooks must present a better reason to play him.
  • But he has shown signs of becoming more of a force when the team needs scoring or playmaking.
  • T.J. Ford deserves all the props he gets for his playmaking, but his defense is why Texas finally beat Oklahoma in a big game.

Words that rhyme with playmaker

haymaker

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: play·mak·er

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