Definitions for backboardˈbækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•boardˈbækˌbɔrd, -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.

    Category: Sport

Origin of backboard:

1755–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backboard, basketball backboard(noun)

    a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball

    "he banked the shot off the backboard"

  2. backboard(noun)

    a board used to support the back of someone or something

Wiktionary

  1. backboard(Noun)

    The flat vertical surface to which the basket is attached.

  2. backboard(Noun)

    A flat vertical wall with the image of a tennis net drawn or painted on it. Designed to practice hitting against such that the ball bounces back.

  3. backboard(Noun)

    A spine board.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backboard(noun)

    a board which supports the back wen one is sitting;

  2. Backboard(noun)

    a board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon

  3. Backboard(noun)

    a thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc

  4. Backboard(noun)

    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

  5. Backboard(noun)

    a board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure

Freebase

  1. Backboard

    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 second player would return it.

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