[n] horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball
[n] 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"
[n] a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
[n] a small arch used as croquet equipment
[v] bind or fasten with a hoop; "hoop vats"