a person, usually a professional playwright, employed to improve a script, especially shortly before the play’s opening.
A writer who specializes in altering and improving other writers’ plays (1940s+ Theater)
[pley-doh] /ˈpleɪˌdoʊ/ Trademark. 1. a brand name for a soft, nontoxic modeling compound made in bright colors and marketed for children.
[pley-doun] /ˈpleɪˌdaʊn/ noun, Chiefly Canadian. 1. a play-off.
[plat-n-uh m, plat-nuh m] /ˈplæt n əm, ˈplæt nəm/ noun 1. Chemistry. a heavy, grayish-white, highly malleable and ductile metallic element, resistant to most chemicals, practically unoxidizable except in the presence of bases, and fusible only at extremely high temperatures: used for making chemical and scientific apparatus, as a catalyst in the oxidation of ammonia […]
[plat-n-uh s] /ˈplæt n əs/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. containing bivalent . /ˈplætɪnəs/ adjective 1. of or containing platinum, esp in the divalent state