from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A book containing the scripts of dramatic plays.
- n. Sports A notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays of a team, especially a football team.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A book containing the text of a play
- n. A book of games and amusements for children
- n. A book of strategies (plays) for use in American football
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A book of dramatic compositions; a book of the play.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book containing material for amusement or pastime; a picturebook or book of games for children.
- n. A book of plays or dramatic compositions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays that a team has practiced (especially an American football team)
- n. a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign
- n. a book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays
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In the NFL, the playbook is a sacred hardbound diary of trust.
This "playbook" is an enumeration of perfectly valid criticisms against ID, and you spin it like a liability for my position!
Already, Washington's whole playbook is being rethought.
Their playbook is remarkably simple, if not shameless and sophomoric: conceive the lie, seed it in the liberal blogosphere, then sit back and let the drones take it from there.
Democrats are much more willing to try a much wider variety of policies while the Republican playbook is much more limited.
In fact, the Republican playbook is NOT to tie congressman to Obama … but to tie them to Nancy Pelosi.
It's pretty clear that the 1st page out of Senator McCain's playbook is to try to convince Americans that Senator Obama is a youngster ... at age 46 I might add ... that is RECKLESS and NAIEVE and what to PLAY at being President.
The comment about the "tactic torn from Karl Rove's playbook" is dead on and was something that needed to be said, I'm glad someone in the media had the guts to say it.
The first thing I will promise from this review is that there will be no bad football puns — no “Clooney fumbles at the goal line,” no “quarterback runs wrong play from pigskin playbook,” no “director scores a touchdown but misses the extra point.”
The playbook is to turn out the white "base", and de-energize or mislead African-American voters (rather than make an honest appeal to them, as Jindal did four years ago).