Meaning of “player” - Learner’s Dictionary

player

noun [ C ] us uk /ˈpleɪər/
She was defeated by an Australian player in the first round of the tournament.The whole team played well - I don't want to single out any one player.They dropped him from the team in favour of a much younger player.He is among the top five tennis players in the country.After the match, the players were tired and demoralized.
SPORTS/GAMES

A1 someone who plays a sport or game:

MUSIC

A2 someone who plays a musical instrument:

a piano player
→ See also cassette player , CD player , record player

(Definition of “player” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)