[bak-kawrt, -kohrt]
Basketball. the half of a court in which the basket being defended is located.
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 ).

1765–75; back1 + court Unabridged
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backcourt (ˈbækˌkɔːt)
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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Example sentences
First, he lost the ball out of bounds because he was being hounded in backcourt.
But he will have some help coming to the backcourt.
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