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play-action pass in football, a forward pass made by the quarterback after feigning a handoff.
playback the act of playing a previously made recording or parts of a recording on a recording device, sound-reproducing system, or the like. [2 definitions]
playbill an advertisement or program for a play or other performance.
playbook a book illustrating sports plays, used esp. by coaches or coaching staff.
playboy a wealthy man who spends his time pursuing social and sensual pleasures.
play-by-play concerning or being a detailed account of each step or action during an event, esp. a sports event. [2 definitions]
player one who takes part in a game or sport. [3 definitions]
player piano an automatic piano that plays by means of a perforated paper roll that signals a pneumatic mechanism to depress the keys.
play footsie with (informal) to engage in flirtation or surreptitious sexual intimacies with, as by touching someone's foot beneath a table. [2 definitions]
playful cheerfully energetic. [2 definitions]
playgirl a wealthy girl or woman who spends her time pursuing social and sensual pleasures.
playgoer one who often attends theatrical performances.
playground an outdoor area where children can play, often containing recreational equipment such as swings and seesaws. [2 definitions]
play havoc with to destroy. [2 definitions]
play hob with to treat or trick mischievously.
playhouse a theater where plays are performed. [3 definitions]
playing card one of a set of usu. fifty-two cards that are divided into four suits of spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds, and are used in playing various games.
playing field an area, often groomed and marked, on which field games are played.
play it by ear to act without planning in advance; improvise.
play it safe to act so as to prevent or avoid misfortune or danger; be cautious.
playlet a short play or drama; skit.