forecourt

[fawr-kawrt, fohr-kohrt]
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. forecited,
  2. foreclose,
  3. foreclosure,
  4. foreconscious,
  5. forecourse,
  6. foredate,
  7. foredeck,
  8. foredeep,
  9. foredo,
  10. foredone

Origin of forecourt

First recorded in 1525–35; fore- + court

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British Dictionary definitions for forecourt

forecourt

noun

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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