cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together as a team or in the interests of a common cause.
work done with a team.

Origin of teamwork

First recorded in 1820–30; team + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for teamwork

Contemporary Examples of teamwork

Historical Examples of teamwork

  • It was, as Paul declared to his colleagues, a triumph of teamwork.

  • In a way, this is certainly so, since teamwork can accomplish things that mobs cannot do.


    Randall Garrett

  • They must get to them that way fairly often, to judge by the teamwork they use when it does happen.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Between Burr and Olds there was the finest sort of teamwork.

  • But Lawrenceville rallied and for the rest of the game their teamwork was masterly.

    Football Days

    William H. Edwards

British Dictionary definitions for teamwork



the cooperative work done by a team
the ability to work efficiently as a team
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Word Origin and History for teamwork

1828 in the literal sense, from team (n.) + work (n.). Attested by 1909 in the extended sense.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper