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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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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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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
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
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|Noun||1.||backboard - 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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backboard[ˈbækbɔːd] N (US) (Sport) → tablero m
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