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Definitions and Synonyms of backboard | Another word for backboard | What is backboard?

Definition 1: a board used to support the back of someone or something - [noun denoting artifact]

(backboard is a kind of ...) any device that bears the weight of another thing

"there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"

Definition 2: a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where backboard or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he banked the shot off the backboard

Synonyms for backboard in the sense of this definition

(backboard is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

(backboard belongs to category ...) a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

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