- Backboard Back"board`, n. [2d back, n. + board.]
1. A board which supports the back when one is sitting;
specifically, the board athwart the after part of a boat.
3. A thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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backboard — [bak′bôrd΄] n. 1. a board that forms or supports the back of something ☆ 2. Basketball a flat, rigid piece of material, often glass and usually rectangular, to which the basket is attached … English World dictionary
backboard — UK [ˈbækˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈbækˌbɔrd] noun [countable] Word forms backboard : singular backboard plural backboards in basketball, the board behind the basket (= net) … English dictionary
backboard — noun Date: 1761 1. a board placed at or serving as the back of something; especially a rounded or rectangular board behind the basket on a basketball court which serves to keep missed shots from going out of bounds and from which the ball can be… … New Collegiate Dictionary
backboard — /bak bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. a board placed at or forming the back of anything. 2. Basketball. a board or other flat vertical surface to which the basket is attached. [1755 65; BACK1 + BOARD] * * * … Universalium
backboard — noun a) The flat vertical surface to which the basket is attached. b) 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 … Wiktionary
backboard — back·board .bȯrd n a stiff board on which an injured person and esp. one with neck or spinal injuries is placed and immobilized in order to prevent further injury during transport … Medical dictionary
backboard — back|board [ˈbækbo:d US bo:rd] n the board behind the basket in the game of ↑basketball … Dictionary of contemporary English
backboard — back|board [ bæk,bɔrd ] noun count in basketball, the board behind the BASKET (=net) … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
backboard — n. board to which a net is attached (used in the game of basketball) … English contemporary dictionary
backboard — noun 1》 a board used to support or straighten a person s back, especially after an accident. 2》 Basketball an upright board behind the basket, off which the ball may rebound … English new terms dictionary