front court


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.

Nearby words

  1. front and center,
  2. front bench,
  3. front bottom,
  4. front burner,
  5. front burner, on a,
  6. front desk,
  7. front dive,
  8. front door,
  9. front foot,
  10. front four

Origin of front court

First recorded in 1945–50

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