1. A collection of plays for each particular team. The term is most common in the game American Football
. The playbook is usually very long and some plays very complex. Each player must memorize every play that he might ever be told to execute. May also be used in basketball, hockey, soccer, or any other large team sport.
2. The book filled with activation codes and locations for each nuclear warhead in the country. It is stored in a briefcase called the football
1. The Redskins' playbook is usually long and complex, with one or two trick plays included.
2. The President flipped through the playbook to see which warhead should be launched if necessary.