Definition of Basketball hoop

1. Noun. Horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball.

Exact synonyms: Basket, Hoop
Generic synonyms: Basketball Equipment, Goal
Derivative terms: Basketeer

Definition of Basketball hoop

1. Noun. (basketball) The hoop, holding a string net, through which the basketball must be placed to score ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basketball Hoop

basket stars
basket toss
basket tosses
basket weave
basket willow
basket work
basketball backboard
basketball clinic
basketball coach
basketball court
basketball courts
basketball equipment
basketball game
basketball hoop (current term)
basketball hoops
basketball league
basketball play
basketball player
basketball players
basketball score
basketball season
basketball shot
basketball team

Literary usage of Basketball hoop

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cold Storage: Super-Maximum Security Confinement in Indiana by Jamie Fellner, Joanne Mariner (1997)
"... feet two inches by nine feet five inches, are roughly pie-slice-shaped and contain a pull-up bar, a sixteen-foot-high basketball hoop, and a basketball. ..."

2. The Universal Playground: A Planning Guideby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"basketball hoop adjustable to different heights. Can also serve as safety device below high towers. Enables child to slide independently. ..."

3. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"I had the address you'd given me, and it was just like you'd described it to me, down to the basketball hoop in the driveway. ..."

4. Celebrate Life!: A Guide for Planning All Night Alcohol edited by Sharon Murphy (1994)
"... legs (2 x 4's or PVC pipe) about six feet from the ground with seat hanging down like a tire rather than sitting horizontally like a basketball hoop. ..."

5. Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow (2005)
"The hole is the mouth of a piece of shiny metal conduit about the circumference of a basketball hoop. When I put my head into it, I hear the white noise of ..."

6. Skill Sharpeners Reading, Grade 3 by Kathy Mattenklodt (2005)
"A small basketball hoop hangs in one corner. A box for all his sports equipment is in the other corner. His parents even put in a wood floor. ..."

7. The Catskills Alive! by Francine Silverman (2003)
"... yard with outdoor fireplace for barbecuing or bonfire, picnic tables, lounge chairs, volleyball net, basketball hoop and sleds. (A slide and swing set, ..."

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