backboard

(from the article `basketball`) ...deflect the ball to favour one side and hinder the other; in 1895 teams were urged to provide a 4-by-6-foot (1.2-by-1.8-metre) screen for the ... ...are various markings on the court, including a centre circle, free throw lanes, and a three-point line, that help regulate play. A goal, or ... [2 rela...
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backboard

[n] - a raised vertical board with basket attached 2. [n] - a board used to support the back of someone or something
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Backboard

• (n.) A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon. • (n.) A board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure. • (n.) A board attached to the rim of a water wheel to prevent the water from running off the floats or paddies into the interior of the wheel. • (n.) A thin stuff used for the backs of framed ...
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backboard

noun a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball; `he banked the shot off the backboard`
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backboard

noun a board used to support the back of someone or something
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Backboard

[basketball] A backboard is a piece of basketball equipment. It is a raised vertical board with a basket attached. It is made of a flat, rigid piece of material, often Plexiglas. It is usually rectangular as used in NBA, NCAA and international basketball. But many backboards may be oval or a fan-shape, particularly in non-professional games...
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Backboard

[tennis] A tennis backboard is a simple wall usually made from some kind of fiberboard and located at a tennis court attached to a fence. It should have a tennis net either drawn or painted at the proper height. It is designed to allow a single person to practice by hitting a tennis ball against the wall so the ball is returned, much like a...
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Backboard

Back'board` noun [ 2d back , noun + board .] 1. A board which supports the back when one is sitting; specifically, the board athwart the after part of a boat. 2. A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon. 3. A thin stuff used for the backs of fra...
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Backboard

The flat surface directly behind the basket. The basket is connected to the backboard.
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backboard

the rectangular structure, 6' x 3 1/2', to which the basket is attached.
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