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crosscourt

[kraws-kawrt, -kohrt, kros-]
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adjective
  1. (in racket games) directed to the diagonally opposite side of the court.
  2. Basketball. directed to the opposite end of the court.
adverb
  1. (in racket games) to or toward the diagonally opposite side of the court.
  2. Basketball. to or toward the opposite end of the court.

Origin of crosscourt

First recorded in 1910–15; cross- + court
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Historical Examples

  • Crosscourts:  To be mixed in with your straight up and down strokes are the crosscourt forehand and backhand shots.

    Squash Tennis

    Richard C. Squires