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Definition of "basketball" []

  • A game played between two teams of five players each, the object being to throw a ball through an elevated basket on the opponent's side of a rectangular court. Players may move the ball by dribbling or passing with the hands. (noun)
  • The inflated, spherical ball used in this game. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "basketball" in a sentence
  • "No interest in basketball is required to enjoy Real."
  • ""That guy in basketball is going to get drafted in the top 10," he said."
  • "` ` The hardest thing in basketball is the transition threes."