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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



... she had made the basketball team and won honors and favors. She gained laurels for Corona in swimming and tennis, and life went more merrily. Mormon looked up tennis outfits in his mail catalogue and sent for a book on the game, which he ...
— Rimrock Trail • J. Allan Dunn

... event to pass. Men who had almost forgotten that they used to handle a bat in their kid days have had their old enthusiasm for the national sport of America revived. Depend upon it, Fred, in good time we'll be playing football, hockey, basketball, and every sort of thing that goes to make up the ...
— Jack Winters' Baseball Team - Or, The Rivals of the Diamond • Mark Overton

... loaves that Gerald produced came out of the little oven so dark colored and hard, as they had failed to rise sufficiently that they could not be eaten, and aroused the jeers of the "baker's" fellow Scouts, who used them for several days in a game of basketball until Gerald sneaked them out of camp and threw them into the creek. He had excellent results with the bakings which followed, and after the chimney on the sod house was finished a fire was built in the new fireplace that gave a steadier heat, and he ...
— The Boy Scouts on the Yukon • Ralph Victor



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