Definition of Naismith, James in English:

Naismith, James

proper noun

  • (1861–1939), Canadian American physical education teacher. He invented the game of basketball in 1891, while teaching at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. Basketball Hall of Fame (1959).

Pronunciation

Naismith, James

/ˈnāsmiTH/ /ˈneɪsmɪθ/