back-board

backboard

[bak-bawrd, -bohrd]
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:
1755–65; back1 + board

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backboard (ˈbækˌbɔːd)
 
n
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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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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