from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A player in a sport with goals, such as a guard in basketball, who initiates offensive plays.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A writer of plays.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A playwright.
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- noun dated A
- noun US, sports A sportsman who leads attacks for his team and creates chances to score.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a player in a team sport who leads attacks or maneuvers in such a way that a teammate can score
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But the 6-4 junior was the one consistent threat the Cougars had throughout and emerged as the likely main playmaker for this fall.
Unlike last summer, when training camp was a hectic crash course after McNair arrived in mid-June following an acrimonious divorce from the Titans, Baltimore's most important playmaker is rested and acclimated.
Although Landesberg is great with the ball, I see his strength as being a scorer — and then secondarily a playmaker from the wing position.
This 6-foot playmaker is little only on conventional scales.
In fact, the young and restless Nets might be the conference's only consistent contender for the immediate future — as long as a certain playmaker doesn't pick up his dribble and head for the door.
'' They work hard, '' McNabb said of the often-maligned receiving group that's lacked a big-name playmaker since Terrell Owens was kicked off the team in 2005.
Say what you want but that to me spells out playmaker, which is what you want in the NFL.
Although the newcomers do not include a striker, they do include a new goalkeeper, David De Gea from Atletico Madrid, and Ferguson might still reel in Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan.
A gifted player previously known as a playmaker first and a scorer second tied for his first
Their playmaker has been a key figure in this, as authoritative from open play as he is from set-pieces.