Definition of playbook in English:



North American
  • A book containing a sports team's strategies and plays, especially in American football.

    • ‘But they are not on the field or trying to absorb some of the Homeric playbooks around the league.’
    • ‘The majority of players - and I fall into this group - don't have that option when they turn in their playbooks.’
    • ‘When they weren't lifting weights, they were buried in their playbooks, comparing notes on defensive adjustments and discussing what they'd like to do against certain looks this season.’
    • ‘That's a lot of training camps, a lot of grass drills and getting up too early in the morning and guys being told to come to the coach's office - and bring their playbooks.’
    • ‘The ability to completely design a custom playbook for a team has opened up coaching options.’
    • ‘Rookie quarterbacks deal with offensive playbooks that dwarf the ones they studied in college.’
    • ‘He'll also be able to study the playbook and get to know his teammates while preparing to hit the field running upon his return.’
    • ‘Her most critical lessons learned were about strategy and studying players as well as the team playbook.’
    • ‘Fisher, who used to abide by the philosophy of using the run to set up the pass, found his playbook flip-flopped.’
    • ‘Frerotte had more of the playbook at his disposal, but the difference was in his patience allowing plays to develop.’