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A player in a sport with goals, such as a guard in basketball, who initiates offensive plays.

play′mak′ing n.
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the initiating of offensive plays in sports
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Despite his playmaking masterpiece, Banchero knows there's still a room for improvement as they plan to move up from their 2-0 record.
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He finished off a brilliant solo run from close to his own line by Great Britain team-mate Kevin Sinfield, whose playmaking skills did much to destroy the hopes of the outclassed visitors.
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A broken leg robbed them of Brian McGuigan's playmaking talents earlier in the season.
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It is exactly policies like these that are needed now to convince people that the government is as committed to the domestic agenda as it is to playmaking on the international stage.
The Fil-Am guard, who averaged 10.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 10.3 assists for the season, has showcased his full arsenal in the championship round, dazzling, with his playmaking wizardry while also serving as the undisputed leader of Mono Vampire.