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backboard

(băk′bôrd′)
n.
1. A board placed under or behind something to provide firmness or support.
2. A board placed beneath the body of a person with an injury to the neck or back, used especially in transporting the person in such a way as to avoid further injury.

backboard

a long, flat, rigid piece of wood or other material that is placed under an accident victim with possible spinal injury. It is used to transport the patient to a hospital or as a firm surface for CPR.
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Patient on a backboard

back·board

(bakbōrd)
A flat hard sheet that is used by emergency medical technicians in patients with suspected spinal injury.
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For anyone but the best shooters, the ball has a better chance of going in if you aim between the backboard and the center of the hoop, not the center itself," he said.
According to the NCAA rule book, Rule 7, Section 1, Article 3: "The ball shall be out of bounds when it passes over the backboard from any direction.
Spalding's MP3 Portable Basketball Backboard System features a 24 Second Electronic Shot Clock and a MP3 Adaptor with Speakers.
Glue the basket to the backboard at the bottom of the inner rectangle.
Basketball is the fastest growing sport in the world and this agreement with the NBA will help ensure that an increasing number of fans will be playing with a Spalding basketball and a Huffy Sports backboard," said Ward.
But we felt if we could get the secondary color for the backboard, along with the colored padding, it might make the play look more interesting.
The agreement has seen the school receive a portable backboard and ring along with a stock of mini basketballs.
Building on its basketball category leadership, Spalding, the world's largest basketball equipment supplier, today announced the signing of two high profile basketball players, one of the top NBA draft prospects Greg Oden (Ohio State) and Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas, to endorse its full line of basketballs and backboards on a worldwide basis.
We are shown both sides of an outdoor handball backboard, over which a rope has been slung; Ames and Bordwin approach, grab opposite ends of the rope, and dispassionately begin to climb.
The gas feature also counterbalances the weight of the 48" acrylic backboard, so raising and lowering the basket is fast and easy--even for young kids.
from the backboard (approximately the volleyball court line in the free-throw lane).