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basket

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbɑːskɪt/
CONTAINER B1 a container with a handle made of thin pieces of wood, wire, plastic, etc: a shopping basketGeneral and miscellaneous containers
SPORT points scored when a player throws the ball through the net in basketball →  See also wastepaper basket Basketball, netball and volleyballGeneral terms used in ball sports
Translations of “basket”
in Korean 바구니…
in Arabic سَلّة…
in French panier…
in Turkish sepet, basketbolda sayı, basket…
in Italian cesto, cestino, cestello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 籃, 籠…
in Russian корзина…
in Polish koszyk, kosz…
in Spanish cesta, capazo…
in Portuguese cesta…
in German der Korb…
in Catalan cistell, cabàs…
in Japanese バスケット, かご…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 篮, 笼…
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