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Definitions of hoops

  1. Stiff circular bands to extend ladies dresses; crinoline. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the basketball through an elevated horizontal hoop Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

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  1. The twelve- inch space between the pair of hoops at either end is covered with a collar of paper, and the string, by which the kite is held, is attached to a stick, which passes diagonally through the inside of the cylinder from end to end. – Healthful Sports for Boys by Alfred Rochefort
  2. And to make the spot yet more desolate, there remained scattered here and there the bleached bones and skeletons of camels to bear evidence that about these wells once the caravans had crossed and halted; and the remnants of a house built of branches bent in hoops showed that once Arabs had herded their goats and made their habitation there. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
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