Meaning of “hoop” in the English Dictionary

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"hoop" in British English

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hoopnoun [ C ]

uk /huːp/ us /huːp/

a ring of wood, metal, or plastic:

The dogs had been trained to jump through hoops.

also hoop earring a ring-shaped earring (= a piece of jewellery that hangs from the ear):

She was wearing large gold hoops in her ears.

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

"hoop" in American English

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hoopnoun [ C ]

us /hup, hʊp/

a ring of wood, metal, or plastic:

Dad put up a basketball hoop in the driveway on the front of the garage.

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