Definitions for backboardˈbækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a board placed at or forming the back of anything.
the vertical board at the end of a basketball court to which the basket is attached.
Origin of backboard:
backboard, basketball backboard(noun)
a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball
"he banked the shot off the backboard"
a board used to support the back of someone or something
The flat vertical surface to which the basket is attached.
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.
A spine board.
a board which supports the back wen one is sitting;
a board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon
a thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc
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
a board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure
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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