bas·ket·ball

[bas-kit-bawl,bah-skit-]
noun

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 inches (76cm) in circumference,used in this game.
Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; basket + ball

Relatedformspro·bas·ket·ball, adjective


Related Words for : Basketball
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