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playmaker

[ pley-mey-ker ]
/ ˈpleɪˌmeɪ kər /
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noun Sports.

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.

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Origin of playmaker

First recorded in 1520–30; play + maker

OTHER WORDS FROM playmaker

playmaking, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for playmaker

playmaker
/ (ˈpleɪˌmeɪkə) /

noun

sport a player whose role is to create scoring opportunities for his or her team-mates
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