fronton

[fron-ton, fron-ton]
noun
  1. a building in which jai alai is played, containing the cancha or court and sometimes having facilities for betting.
  2. Informal. jai alai.

Origin of fronton

1690–1700; < Spanish frontón, irregular augmentative of frente forehead, front
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fronton

noun
  1. a wall against which pelota or jai alai is played

Word Origin for fronton

C17: from Spanish frontón, from frente forehead, from Latin frōns
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