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English definition of “basket”

basket

noun [C]  /ˈbæs·kɪt/ us  

basket noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a container like a rounded box, often with a handle, which is used for carrying or storing things and made of woven strips of dried grass or other material, or the amount such a container holds: a wicker basket a wastepaper basket a basket of flowers

basket noun [C] (GOAL)

(in the game of basketball) an open net hanging from a metal ring which players must throw the ball through to score, or a successful throw through the ring: She made three baskets in a row.
(Definition of basket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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