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crosscourt

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

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

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

    Squash Tennis

    Richard C. Squires