A playbook is a set of instructions that a player or team can use during a game. It contains all of the information that the player or team needs to know in order to play the game well.

  • The coach prepared a playbook for the game.

  • The team was using their playbook to plan their strategy.

Definition of playbook


a book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays


a notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays that a team has practiced (especially an American football team)


a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign

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Example Sentences for playbook

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    Definitely a line out of the marketing playbook.

  • 2

    And he knows our whole playbook.

  • 3

    Appears to be scan of a playbook or other publication.

  • 4

    The game also featured a playbook editor.

  • 5

    The playbook consists of a total of 10 works.

  • 6

    Each team has a 'playbook' of dozens to hundreds of plays.

  • 7

    Each team has a playbook of dozens to hundreds of plays.

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    Here's a playback of their takes on the straw poll results and a look ahead at their playbook of messages for the remainder of the race.