- an offensive player, as in basketball or ice hockey, who executes plays designed to put one or more teammates in a position to score.
- Archaic. a playwright; dramatist.
Origin of playmaker
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Examples from the Web for playmaker
I am no playmaker, and, for pledging your healths, I love none of the four you drank to so well.A Select Collection of Old English Plays (11 of 15)
W. Carew Hazlitt
It was the work of a playmaker rather than a poet, and the verse had none of the elevation of Godfreys or Rogerss.A History of American Literature
Percy H. Boynton
It is to require the story-teller and the playmaker to prove a thesis that common sense must reject.Materials and Methods of Fiction
- sport a player whose role is to create scoring opportunities for his or her team-mates
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