Part of speech: noun

A game in which opposing teams of five players endeavor to score against one another by tossing a ball into basket- like goals.

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Usage examples "basketball":

  1. In his educational capacity, he may arrange for the organization of basketball teams for this is held to be a matter of physical education, but in order to have a basketball game actually played at any time outside of regular school hours, he must get the permission of the director, for this is held to be a business transaction. - "Health Work in the Public Schools", Leonard P. Ayres and May Ayres.
  2. When Marjeel grabbed for the camera's handle, Cade shoved the camera at Marjeel's face like a basketball. - "An Encounter in Atlanta", Ed Howdershelt.
  3. Practice at basketball and other such sports had made her accurate of aim and as the astonished man saw the brush, he naturally picked it up. - "Patty Blossom", Carolyn Wells.