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back·board

 (băk′bôrd′)
n.
1.
a. A board forming or placed at the back of something: mounted the photos on a backboard.
b. A board used to support an injured person's back, especially during transport.
2. Basketball The elevated vertical board or surface from which the basket projects.

backboard

(ˈbækˌbɔːd)
n
1. a board that is placed behind something to form or support its back
2. (Medicine) a board worn to straighten or support the back, as after surgery
3. (Basketball) (in basketball) a flat upright surface supported on a high frame, under which the basket is attached

back•board

(ˈbækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
1. a board placed at or forming the back of anything.
2. the vertical board at the end of a basketball court to which the basket is attached.
[1755–65]

backboard

Rectangular board of clear fiberglass or metal to which the basket is attached.

Backboard

A high sideboard on the side of a wagon. It was used to keep from overshooting the wagon box when picking ears of corn and throwing them into the wagon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Backboard - a raised vertical board with basket attachedbackboard - a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball; "he banked the shot off the backboard"
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
2.backboard - a board used to support the back of someone or something
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
Translations

backboard

[ˈbækbɔːd] N (US) (Sport) → tablero m

back·board

n. respaldar.
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Again I reflected: I scarcely knew what school was: Bessie sometimes spoke of it as a place where young ladies sat in the stocks, wore backboards, and were expected to be exceedingly genteel and precise: John Reed hated his school, and abused his master; but John Reed's tastes were no rule for mine, and if Bessie's accounts of school-discipline (gathered from the young ladies of a family where she had lived before coming to Gateshead) were somewhat appalling, her details of certain accomplishments attained by these same young ladies were, I thought, equally attractive.
In geography there is still much to be desired; and a careful and undeviating use of the backboard, for four hours daily during the next three years, is recommended as necessary to the acquirement of that dignified DEPORTMENT AND CARRIAGE, so requisite for every young lady of FASHION.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell won the competition and got the show rolling with a first attempt that included two separate backboards.
which is located in Washington State and is designing and manufacturing the backboards, provides design, prototyping, sourcing and full production management for small to mid-size international product manufacturers.
Tenders are invited for basketball goal operating structure, glass backboards, breakaway goals, bolted backboard edge padding, electric height adjusters, and electronic control devises.
In preparation for the tournament, the boys have already repaired the fencing, cleaned up some bleachers and painted the backboards and benches.
The Bridgewater facility will feature four full-size basketball courts: hardwood maple flooring; height adjustable basketball goals with tempered glass backboards and breakaway rims; electronic scoreboards; courtside cafe with tables and chairs, refreshment vending machines and satellite TV.
The puck, however, came off the backboards with some zip, and slid right in front of the net before Cloutier could get his stick on it.
In addition, the backboards contain holes to let water out to prevent the accumulation of dew.
Says Jim Peterson, President of Schelde North America: "You still see mostly high schools using the ceiling-hung backboards, but the portables have grown in popularity because it creates a certain ambiance.
Lassow contends Jackson was denied a coaching contract at Ensley High School in Birmingham because he complained that his team had to practice in a gym with broken backboards, while the boys' team practices in a regulation-size gym with basketball rims that weren't bent.
With big players like 340-pound Shaquille O'Neal pounding the courts, why don't you see backboards exploding in the NBA?