Meaning of “backboard” in the English Dictionary

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"backboard" in British English

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backboardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæk.bɔːd/ us /-bɔːrd/

the board behind the basket in a game of basketball

(Definition of “backboard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"backboard" in American English

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backboardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbækˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

(in basketball) a board behind the metal ring that you have to throw the ball through to score

(Definition of “backboard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)