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hoop

1. a rigid circular band of metal or wood
2. 
a. a band of iron that holds the staves of a barrel or cask together
b. (as modifier): hoop iron
3. Croquet any of the iron arches through which the ball is driven
4. Basketball the round metal frame to which the net is attached to form the basket
5. Austral informal a jockey

hoop

[hüp]
(civil engineering)
A ring-shaped binder placed around the main reinforcement in a reinforced concrete column.
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Hoop Guy Ltd was established a little over ten years ago, and now specialises in helping schools to get children fitter and more active in a bid to tackle the current UK obesity crisis," he explained.
Hoop Ball intends to broaden its content platform within the basketball media landscape as the year goes on.
Her hoops now include those that can be lit on fire and some that contain LED lights.
com/shows/kourtney_and_khloe_take_the_hamptons/videos/229895/khloe-k-hula-hoops-at-wild-hamptons-clam-bake) Khloe shows off some skills as she controls the hoop around her waist with some sexy belly and booty movements.
In the past, Upson says he had been hesitant to produce a construction guide because hoop house design and construction techniques have constantly evolved during the past 20 years.
We are naturally disappointed with the results of this summer s drilling campaign in the Hoop area, says Irene Rummelhoff, Statoil senior vice president for exploration on the Norway continental shelf.
From late spring to early autumn, after I've planted my garden, the hoops become "chicken runs" around the house so my hens get access to sunshine, green grass and bugs.
However, the hoop has really tightened me up and there's only about a centimetre gap now.
Harris then sliced away the bottoms of each hoop tee.
Mazzula Hula (I'm guessing that's not her real name), from Edinburgh, has made a career out of the hula hoop as a teacher and cabaret performer and has a slot free for a klutz like me.