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English definition of “basketball”

basketball

noun [C or U] uk   /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 from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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