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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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76), Oinomaos used a spear to kill the unsuccessful suitors, and he is the son of Ares, but the combination of hooplike weapons, borne by both competitors, and athletic contest in particular would have resonated with the viewer at Olympia, where hop-like armor was evident in abundance.
Unlike the toadfish case, tautog Hb polymerization seems to be too feeble to distort cells into "sickles"; rather it occurs along existing cellular features, such as hooplike microtubules (9).
When you get home, jam the rebar against something and bend each section into a modified hooplike shape, because it is better if the last 14 inches or so of each end is straight so it can be pushed into the ground easily.