- an open net suspended from a metal rim attached to the backboard and through which the ball must pass in order for a player to score points.
- a score, counting two for a field goal and one for a free throw.
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Origin of basket
OTHER WORDS FROM basketbas·ket·like, adjectiveun·bas·ket·like, adjective
Words nearby basket
Example sentences from the Web for basket
It comes with a capacity for a six-place setting plus a cutlery basket.
The 2013-14 Spurs beat LeBron’s Miami Heat via a kind of basketball hivemind, and the pre-Durant Warriors played similarly, just 10 extra feet from the basket.LeBron And AD Dominate Like Kobe And Shaq. But Can They Win Like The Classic Lakers?|Robert O'Connell|August 24, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Once they manage to push him farther away from the basket, the Celtics do absolutely everything they can to ignore the non-shooters.
In a supermarket, you could ogle the meat and produce yourself, even handle it, and then put it in your basket.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 6, 2020|Freakonomics
Remember, the researchers looked at a whole basket of social connections — all of which, by the way, can be measured more tangibly than loneliness.Is There Really a “Loneliness Epidemic”? (Ep. 407)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 27, 2020|Freakonomics
He was duped into silly offensive fouls when smaller men moved in behind him as he powered toward the basket.
But his greatest gifts remain in the classic pivot—close in with his back to the basket.
She quickly moves down each aisle, filling her basket with produce.
I think just by having size you can play better defense around the basket.ESPN’s Bracket Champion Shares His March Madness Secrets|Ben Teitelbaum|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Essentially, the problem was too much dunking and basket interference, which was allowed then.
I know you would as soon lasso a wild cowboy as shoot a basket.Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft
But he had scarcely gone two hundred yards when he met the girl walking calmly along the street with her basket on her arm.
They deposited their basket where Betty would find it, under the shadow of the great laurel in the back avenue.A World of Girls|L. T. Meade
A little hungry Mouse found his way one day into a basket of corn.
Harriet, coming down with her basket on her shoulder, and her rod unjointed, was the first to discover them.Margaret Capel, v. 3 of 3|Ellen Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for basket
- an open horizontal metal hoop fixed to the backboard, through which a player must throw the ball to score points
- a point or points scored in this way
Word Origin for basket
Idioms and Phrases with basket
In addition to the idiom beginning with basket
- basket case
- put all one's eggs in one basket