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[pley-mey-ker] /ˈpleɪˌmeɪ kər/

noun, Sports.
an offensive player, as in basketball or ice hockey, who executes designed to put one or more teammates in a position to score.
Archaic. a playwright; dramatist.
(sport) a player whose role is to create scoring opportunities for his or her team-mates


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