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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.
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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
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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]
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backboard

Rectangular board of clear fiberglass or metal to which the basket is attached.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited

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.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
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"
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Translations

backboard

[ˈbækbɔːd] N (US) (Sport) → tablero m
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back·board

n. respaldar.
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References in classic literature ?
`heads up', and all that; but you would not take much credit for your drill if all your men had their heads tied to a backboard! It might not be much harm on parade, except to worry and fatigue them; but how would it be in a bayonet charge against the enemy, when they want the free use of every muscle, and all their strength thrown forward?
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.
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.
2 Strengthen the shelves by driving screws through the backboard into the shelves and spacers.
Was it over the backboard? That would make it illegal.
THE biggest eyecatcher at Doncaster was RINGAROSES who was returning from a lengthy break when staying on strongly to finish second to Backboard. The Coral Cup at Cheltenham could be on the agenda.
The 42" x 54" tempered glass backboard features a direct mount design to eliminate glass breakage.
"Because it's got its own backboard you don't get problems of the ball thumping against the house wall."
Newcastle played fast one-touch hockey but were unable to double their score and with 10 minutes remaining Morpeth found the backboard after a short corner was not cleared.
Back when we were kids, in order to play "driveway" basketball, our fathers would have to get a post digger, cement a 12'-long 4 x 4 into the ground, cut out a wooden backboard, buy a metal rim and nylon net--and spend hours nailing and screwing the whole thing together.
The quick-release security latch/lock mechanism breaks the safety seal, releases the backboard, and unlocks all storage areas.