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Definition of backboard:

  1. 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.
  2. A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon.
  3. A board which supports the back wen one is sitting;
  4. A board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure.
  5. A thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc.

Synonyms:

center, foul line, basketball backboard, goaltending, field goal, basketball, basket, full-court press, dunk, foul out.

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