backboard


back·board

noun \-ˌbrd\

basketball : the board behind the basket

Full Definition of BACKBOARD

1
:  a board placed at or serving as the back of something; especially :  a rounded or rectangular board behind the basket on a basketball court which serves to keep missed shots from going out-of-bounds and from which the ball can be made to rebound into the basket
2
:  a stiff board on which an injured person and especially one with neck or spinal injuries is placed and immobilized in order to prevent further injury during transport

First Known Use of BACKBOARD

1761

back·board

noun \-ˌbrd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BACKBOARD

: a stiff board on which an injured person and especially one with neck or spinal injuries is placed and immobilized in order to prevent further injury during transport

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