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Basketball   /bˈæskətbˌɔl/   Listen
Basketball

noun
1.
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.  Synonyms: basketball game, hoops.
2.
An inflated ball used in playing basketball.



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"Basketball" Quotes from Famous Books



... the young men gathered for games, and then down stairs to the well equipped gymnasium with its shower baths. Here a boy could take a regular course in gymnasium work under a skilled instructor or if he showed any skill devote himself to such sports as basketball, running, baseball or swimming. In addition to these advantages amusements were provided through the year in the form of lectures, amateur shows and music. In the summer, special opportunities were offered for out-door ...
— One Way Out - A Middle-class New-Englander Emigrates to America • William Carleton

... walked on down to Center, however, it occurred to her that he might come in useful with the children of the parents in her Whitmanville school. He could teach them basketball and of course he could coach their baseball team. He would also be useful in taking them off on hikes and—But she hadn't seen him in ever so long, and he might not do at all. In fact, it was highly probable that he wouldn't ...
— Tutors' Lane • Wilmarth Lewis



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