(in Elizabethan drama) the script of a play, used by the actors as an acting text.
a book containing the scripts of one or more plays.
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.
Informal. any plan or set of strategies, as for outlining a campaign in business or politics.

1525–35; play + book Unabridged
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playbook (ˈpleɪˌbʊk)
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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Example sentences
As when facing previous protests, the regimes' playbook is to blame any discontent on outside intervention.
In the past, the army's playbook has featured such tactics.
The standard playbook is to blame adverse advents on malignant third parties.
The players' bench is constantly changing, but a concise, common playbook is needed by all.
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