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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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In fact, he secured a place in the semi-finals and his catchy hoop guy song was on the lips of the nation and enchanted the judging panel.
This time, City Hoops extended their lead to 12 points by half-time - 46-34.
The HOOPS Platforms empower our customers to differentiate their offerings and exceed customer expectations when it comes to fast, accurate data access, high performance visualization and seamless 3D data publishing.
Hoops said many people often attribute this large cash allocation to investors' fear.
She works out at the gym and began to explore other folks' hoop workouts.
In a deleted scene from their reality series "Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons," Khloe Kardashian proves the critics wrong as she reveals a sexy hidden talent on the hula hoop.
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.
com)-- The TFI Envision team enjoyed a private hula hoop lesson on their patio from "Bring the Hoopla.
Users can blast fat from the hips and lower abdomen and the hoops are also believed to strengthen the back, buttocks and thighs.
He also extended the rails about 18 inches past one end of the bed so all the hoops could be pulled to that end, exposing the entire bed.