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Meaning of misplay

mis•play

Pronunciation: (n.mis-plā', mis'plā"v.mis-plā'), [key]
— Sports, Games. Sports,Games.
—n.
  1. a wrong or bad play.
  2. a play prohibited by the rules.
—v.t.
  1. to make an error or incorrect play on or with; play wrongly: The catcher misplayed the ball, allowing the base runner to score.
  2. to make a play on or with (a card, chess piece, etc.) prohibited by the rules.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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