Back Board

The back-board is the square glass part of the basketball hoop. And the rim is the orange ring with the white dangling net. The back-board is a very simple object with only two components. The first is the glass itself, which has a designated length and heigth and there is also a white square to aim at. The white square is positioned right above the hoop and is a sort of target to throw at. If you have ever seen anyone play basketball then you most likely have seen a back-board yourself. Many people like Scottie Pippen are known for their ability to get the ball into the hoop by using the back-board.

you should try it. Most every time you hit the back-board inside the lines of the white square the ball will go into the net.

Snazzy.

Back"board` (?), n. [2nd back, n. + board.]

1.

A board which supports the back wen one is sitting;

specifically, the board athwart the after part of a boat.

2.

A board serving as the back part of anything, as of a wagon.

3.

A thin stuff used for the backs of framed pictures, mirrors, etc.

4.

A board attached to the rim of a water wheel to prevent the water from running off the floats or paddies into the interior of the wheel.

W. Nicholson.

5.

A board worn across the back to give erectness to the figure.

Thackeray.

 

© Webster 1913.

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