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Naismith   /nˈeɪzmɪθ/  /nˈeɪsmɪθ/   Listen

United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939).  Synonym: James Naismith.

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"Naismith" Quotes from Famous Books

... peoples to-day. Very few games are of modern invention, though the development of many to the high point of organization and skill in which we know them is very recent. Basket Ball was a deliberate invention, by Dr. James Naismith, then of Springfield, Mass., in 1892; Base Ball and Tennis, as we know them, were developed during the last half century from earlier and simpler forms; Indoor Base Ball was devised by Mr. George W. Hancock, of Chicago, in 1887; Battle Ball ...
— Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium • Jessie H. Bancroft

Words linked to "Naismith" :   educator, pedagogue, pedagog

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