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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.

back·board

(bakbōrd)
A flat hard sheet that is used by emergency medical technicians in patients with suspected spinal injury.
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(It also brought back some memories of an Oregon win at Pauley Pavilion, when Greg Trapp of the Ducks hit an impossible shot from beyond the baseline as he saved the basketball on a wayward pass and threw it back over the backboard for two points to force overtime.
Attach to it a same-size piece os rough-surfaced fastener, remove its paper backing, and put the state in place on the backboard. On large or odd-shaped states, you may need to apply fastener at more than one point.
The engineers say that the ball should be launched at 52 degrees to the horizontal, i.e., the shot should, at the highest point in its arc to the basket, be less than 2 inches below the top of the backboard.
In preparation for the tournament, the boys have already repaired the fencing, cleaned up some bleachers and painted the backboards and benches.
Bleacher seating has been added on the field side of the court, but there is a definite gap between the backboards and the seating behind the baskets.
She'd been wanting a backboard for longer than she could remember.
Kai Sotto had a shot at the top of the key with three seconds left but it bounced off the rim with Gerry Abadiano's desperation heave, off his own offensive rebounds, only hitting the backboard.
This includes assessing the condition of the flooring, identifying a more appropriate ceiling design, upgrading to energy efficiency lighting, replacing the dividing curtains to something more functional and sustainable, moving the location of the floor stripping of the court within the gym space to allow for more usable competition court space, relocating the baskets and backboards, improving the raising and lowering backboard mechanisms, improving the interior acoustics, and any other reasonable design implications.
The TV was merely a shell, pushed back to almost touching a backboard of the window display.
Angela Snell, director of the town's parks and recreation department, recently got Home Depot to replace Dean Park's old wooden tennis backboard - for free.
The system includes: SuperGlass' Pro Backboard; Slam-Dunk Precision 180 Goal; backboard and base padding; and floor anchor.
The plaque's wooden backboard has been replaced and new steel lettering is being cut to correct the mistake.