[ fawr-kawrt, fohr-kohrt ]
/ ˈfɔrˌkɔrt, ˈfoʊrˌkoʊrt /


Tennis. the part of either half of a tennis court that lies between the net and the line that marks the inbounds limit of a service.Compare backcourt(def 1).
a courtyard before the entrance to a building or group of buildings.

Origin of forecourt

First recorded in 1525–35; fore- + court Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for forecourt

/ (ˈfɔːˌkɔːt) /


a courtyard in front of a building, as one in a filling station
Also called: front court the front section of the court in tennis, badminton, etc, esp the area between the service line and the net
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