Naismith

[ ney-smith ]
/ ˈneɪ smɪθ /

noun

James, 1861–1939, U.S. physical-education teacher and originator of basketball, born in Canada.

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British Dictionary definitions for Naismith

Naismith
/ (ˈneɪsmɪθ) /

noun

James. 1861–1939, Canadian sportsman and coach; inventor of basketball
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