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English definition of “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 basketBasketball, netball and volleyballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of basket noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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