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playbook

[pley-boo k] /ˈpleɪˌbʊk/
noun
1.
(in Elizabethan drama) the script of a play, used by the actors as an acting text.
2.
a book containing the scripts of one or more plays.
3.
Football. a notebook containing descriptions of all the plays and strategies used by a team, often accompanied by diagrams, issued to players for them to study and memorize before the season begins.
4.
Informal. any plan or set of strategies, as for outlining a campaign in business or politics.
Origin of playbook
1525-1535
1525-35; play + book
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playbook

/ˈpleɪˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book containing a range of possible set plays
2.
a notional range of possible tactics in any sphere of activity
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Word Origin and History for playbook
n.

also play-book, 1530s, "book of stage plays," from play (n.) + book (n.). Meaning "Book of football plays" recorded from 1965.

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