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basketball

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basketball/ˈbæskɪtˌbɑːl/
British/ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl/noun
pluralbasketballs
basketball
/ˈbæskɪtˌbɑːl/British/ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl/
noun
pluralbasketballs
Learner's definition of BASKETBALL  
[noncount] : a game in which two teams of five players bounce a ball and try to score points by throwing the ball through one of the raised nets at each end of a rectangular court— often used before another noun
[count] : a large rubber ball that is used in the game of basketball
— see picture at ball
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