backboard

[ bak-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈbækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

a board placed at or forming the back of anything.
Basketball. a board or other flat vertical surface to which the basket is attached.

Origin of backboard

First recorded in 1755–65; back1 + board
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British Dictionary definitions for backboard

backboard

/ (ˈbækˌbɔːd) /

noun

a board that is placed behind something to form or support its back
a board worn to straighten or support the back, as after surgery
(in basketball) a flat upright surface supported on a high frame, under which the basket is attached
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Medicine definitions for backboard

backboard

[ băkbôrd′ ]

n.

A board placed under or behind something to provide firmness or support.
A board placed beneath the body of a person with an injury to the neck or back, used especially in transporting the person in such a way as to avoid further injury.
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