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backcourt

[bak-kawrt, -kohrt] /ˈbækˌkɔrt, -ˌkoʊrt/
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
1765-1775
1765-75; back1 + court
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Examples from the web for backcourt
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for backcourt

backcourt

/ˈbækˌkɔːt/
noun
1.
(tennis, mainly US) 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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