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basketball

noun, bas·ket·ball often attributive \-ˌbl\

: a game in which two teams of five players bounce a ball and try to score points by throwing the ball through one of the raised nets at each end of a rectangular court

: a large rubber ball that is used in the game of basketball

Full Definition of BASKETBALL

:  a usually indoor court game between two teams of usually five players each who score by tossing an inflated ball through a raised goal; also :  the ball used in this game

First Known Use of BASKETBALL

1892

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