backcourt

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

Nearby words

  1. backburn,
  2. backcast,
  3. backchat,
  4. backcloth,
  5. backcomb,
  6. backcourtman,
  7. backcross,
  8. backdate,
  9. backdoor,
  10. backdoor play

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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