Missing Sense of "Basketball"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 6 10:59:30 UTC 2006

The OED has an entry for the word _basketball_, but omits the very common
second sense of the word, namely the ball used in the game.

Fred Shapiro

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