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front court

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noun
the section of the court nearest the front wall in certain games, as squash or handball.
Basketball.
  1. a team's offensive half of the court.
  2. the players who play offensively in the front court, including the center and the two forwards.
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Origin of front court

First recorded in 1945–50
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