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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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
Mitchell threw an alley-oop to himself off one backboard and finished with a one-handed windmill dunk on the other hoop.
This first-ever backboard licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) is available online at www.
DANNY WILLIAMS sits up straight with the new Backboard from Bac WHAT IS IT?
DANNY WILLIAMS sits up straight with the new Backboard from Bac DANNY WILLIAMS sits up straight with the new Backboard from Bac WHAT IS IT?
SIZE & DESCRIPTION A 2 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 56" top frame front and back B 3 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 22-1/2" top frame crosspieces C 2 1-1/2" x 3-1/2' x 49-1/2" shelf frame front and back D 3 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 19-1/2" shelf crosspieces E 4 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 34-1/2" legs F 2 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 6" back shelf supports G 5 1-1/2" x 5-1/2" x BO" top boards H 4 3/4" x 5-1/2" x 49-1/2" shelf boards J 1 3/4" x 9-1/4" x 53" back brace K 1 3/4" x 9-1/4" x 60" backboard L 1 3/4" x 3-1/2" x 60" backboard shelf M 2 22-3/8" x 22-3/8" x 1/4" pegboard leg braces Materials List ITEM QTY.
The backboard is made of vinyl covered particle board and the rim is 0.
With backspin, if the ball hits the rim or backboard, the contact deadens the ball," the Daily Mail quoted Silverberg as saying.
Our major goal is to get a fiberglass backboard," Joe said.
The 42" x 54" tempered glass backboard features a direct mount design to eliminate glass breakage.