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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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VM&RC was awarded the backboard license by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the trademark licensing affiliate company of IMG College, which has been "the leader in connecting passionate college fans to their favorite college brands for more than three decades." CLC represents approximately 200 colleges and universities.
The patient was a pregnant female in the back of the truck, on some kind of store rack being used as a backboard, with serious crush injuries.
His dream is to dunk his way into the NBA, where he hopes to shatter records, not backboards.
Back when we were kids, in order to play "driveway" basketball, our fathers would have to get a post digger, cement a 12'-long 4 x 4 into the ground, cut out a wooden backboard, buy a metal rim and nylon net--and spend hours nailing and screwing the whole thing together.
Rebounding has been a problem throughout the season and when you add a guy who has potential to get double figures on the backboard it can really solidify a basketball team.
Backboards should be a maximum of 16 to 18 inches wide and 72 inches long, preferably with a narrowing taper from the top of the board down to the foot section.
Winters thinks that all "driveway lowered backboards" should have this net.
Thomas has also been in negotiations to purchase a majority interest in Sure Shot International, a Holly, Michigan-based sporting goods manufacturer of basketball backboards, rims and poles and other items.
Bankshot, a cross between basketball, billiards, and miniature golf, is a wacky game that involves banking a basketball off colorful, geometric-shaped backboards and into baskets to score points.
One lucky reader will bag two Sprite backboards and three runners-up will each win a basketball
You'll run across a few different styles of backboards and mounting hardware as well.
They are made of strong, durable steel, wood or unbreakable Lexan backboards, and sturdy or breakaway rims.