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Noun: hoops  hoops
  1. 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
    - basketball, basketball game
Noun: hoop  hoop
  1. A light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
     
  2. A rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    "there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse";
    - ring
     
  3. A small arch used as croquet equipment
    - wicket
     
  4. Horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
    - basket, basketball hoop
Verb: hoop  hoop
  1. Bind or fasten with a hoop
    "hoop vats"

Sounds like: hoop, whoops, wh

Type of: ball game, band, basketball equipment, court game, croquet equipment, encircle, frame, gird, goal, skeletal frame, skeleton, underframe

Part of: barrel, cask, crinoline, hoopskirt, wagon wheel

Encyclopedia: Hoops

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