backcourt

[ bak-kawrt, -kohrt ]
/ ˈbækˌkɔrt, -ˌkoʊrt /

noun

Basketball. the half of a court in which the basket being defended is located.
Tennis. the part of a tennis court between the base line and the line, parallel to the net, that marks the in-bounds limit of a service.Compare forecourt(def 2).

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Origin of backcourt

First recorded in 1765–75; back1 + court
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British Dictionary definitions for backcourt

backcourt
/ (ˈbækˌkɔːt) /

noun

tennis, mainly US the part of the court between the service line and the baseline
(in various court games) the area nearest the back boundary line
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