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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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Its universal back plate accommodates most 42" and 48" rectangular and fan-shaped backboards and meets both NCAA and NFHS specifications.
The glass backboard shattered into pieces, which scattered as far as center court.
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.
This time, instead of bouncing the ball off the backboard, try to toss it just over the front of the rim so that it falls directly into the hoop.
The "pulled-out," or avulsed, teeth occurred primarily if the backboard had been lowered or if the players used objects to raise their take-off area to dunk the basketball.
The game, consists of nineteen stations featuring crazy backboards that require different shots, angles, and strategies.
Basketball USA's other products include the Wall Jam-It goal, a manually adjustable goal, the Standard Goal, ceiling-mounted backboards, wall-mounted backboards, the Pool Goal and the Tennis Court Goal.
In addition to broad document and image format support, features like the ability to create Backboards via email, real-time feedback and an easy-to-use, web-based interface bring a new level of usability to the collaborative review and feedback process.
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And, eventually, he started taking pictures of the nets and the backboards, the makeshift courts and the players whose faces showed their love of the game.
Volunteers cleaned parking lots, playgrounds, cafeterias and fields and painted stage areas, playground backboards and murals throughout the five campuses.
CTC developed similar machinery on its own, which it uses to produce basketball backboards, dumpster lids, snowboards, dunnage, and other products.