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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backboard  \Back"board`\,  n.  [2nd  back  n.  +  board.] 
  1.  A  board  which  supports  the  back  wen  one  is  sitting; 
 
  Note:  specifically,  the  board  athwart  the  after  part  of  a 
  boat. 
 
  2.  A  board  serving  as  the  back  part  of  anything  as  of  a 
  wagon. 
 
  3.  A  thin  stuff  used  for  the  backs  of  framed  pictures, 
  mirrors,  etc 
 
  4.  A  board  attached  to  the  rim  of  a  water  wheel  to  prevent 
  the  water  from  running  off  the  floats  or  paddies  into  the 
  interior  of  the  wheel.  --W.  Nicholson. 
 
  5.  A  board  worn  across  the  back  to  give  erectness  to  the 
  figure.  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backboard 
  n  1:  a  raised  vertical  board  with  basket  attached;  used  to  play 
  basketball  [syn:  {basketball  backboard}] 
  2:  a  board  used  to  support  the  back  of  someone  or  something 




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