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backboard

[bak-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈbækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a board placed at or forming the back of anything.
2.
Basketball. a board or other flat vertical surface to which the basket is attached.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; back1 + board
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British Dictionary definitions for back-board

backboard

/ˈbækˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a board that is placed behind something to form or support its back
2.
a board worn to straighten or support the back, as after surgery
3.
(in basketball) a flat upright surface supported on a high frame, under which the basket is attached
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back-board in Medicine

backboard back·board (bāk'bôrd')
n.

  1. A board placed under or behind something to provide firmness or support.

  2. 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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