crosscourt

[kraws-kawrt, -kohrt, kros-]
adjective
1.
(in racket games) directed to the diagonally opposite side of the court.
2.
Basketball. directed to the opposite end of the court.
adverb
3.
(in racket games) to or toward the diagonally opposite side of the court.
4.
Basketball. to or toward the opposite end of the court.

Origin:
1910–15; cross- + court

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She likes to take the ball early and flat and to pull shots crosscourt.
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