A player in a sport with goals, such as a guard in basketball, who initiates offensive plays.(noun)
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Use "playmaker" in a sentence
"But the 6-4 junior was the one consistent threat the Cougars had throughout and emerged as the likely main playmaker for this fall."
"Although Landesberg is great with the ball, I see his strength as being a scorer — and then secondarily a playmaker from the wing position."
"Unlike last summer, when training camp was a hectic crash course after McNair arrived in mid-June following an acrimonious divorce from the Titans, Baltimore's most important playmaker is rested and acclimated."