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basketball

  

      n  
1    a game played by two opposing teams of five men (or six women) each, usually on an indoor court. Points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal metal hoop  
2    the inflated ball used in this game  
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baseball, basket, basketful, bask

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