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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.
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back·board

(bakbōrd)
A flat hard sheet that is used by emergency medical technicians in patients with suspected spinal injury.
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