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English definition of “basketball”


noun [C or U]     /ˈbɑː.skɪt.bɔːl/ US  /ˈbæs.kɪt.bɑːl/
A1 (a ball used in) a game played by two teams of five players who score points by throwing a large ball through an open net hanging from a metal ringBasketball, netball and volleyballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of basketball noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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