back court

backcourt

[bak-kawrt, -kohrt]
noun
1.
Basketball. the half of a court in which the basket being defended is located.
2.
Tennis. the part of a tennis court between the base line and the line, parallel to the net, that marks the in-bounds limit of a service. Compare forecourt ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1765–75; back1 + court

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backcourt (ˈbækˌkɔːt)
 
n
1.  chiefly (US) tennis the part of the court between the service line and the baseline
2.  (in various court games) the area nearest the back boundary line

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