"hoops" in the noun sense
a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
2. hoop, ring
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"
3. wicket, hoop
a small arch used as croquet equipment
4. basket, basketball hoop, hoop
horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
"hoops" in the verb sense
bind or fasten with a hoop
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