board etymology

English word board comes from English backboard

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Detailed word origin of board

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
backboard English (eng) (nautical) The port or larboard side of a ship (basketball) The flat vertical surface to which the basket is attached.. (medicine, first aid) A spine board.. (tennis) A flat vertical wall with the image of a tennis net drawn or painted on it. Designed to practice hitting against such that the ball bounces back.
board English (eng) (basketball, informal) A rebound.