Meaning of “basketball” in the English Dictionary

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"basketball" in British English

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basketballnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbɑː.skɪt.bɔːl/ us /ˈbæs.kət.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 ring

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

"basketball" in American English

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basketballnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈbæs·kɪtˌbɔl/

a game played by two teams of five players who score points by throwing the ball through a net that hangs from a metal ring, or the ball used in this game

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