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English definition of “basket”

basket

noun [C] (BASKETBALL)    /ˈbɑː.skɪt/ US  /ˈbæs.kɪt/
In the game of basketball, a basket is an open net hanging from a metal ring through which the players try to throw the ball to score points for their team, or the successful throwing of the ball through the ring.Basketball, netball and volleyballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of basket noun (BASKETBALL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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