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Meaning of basketball

bas•ket•ball

Pronunciation: (bas'kit-bôl", bä'skit-), [key]
— n.
  1. a game played by two teams of usually five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket or goal at each end, points being scored by tossing the ball through the opponent's basket.
  2. the round, inflated ball, approximately 30 in. (76 cm) in circumference, used in this game.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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