Fore-court

forecourt

[fawr-kawrt, fohr-kohrt]
noun
1.
Tennis. the part of either half of a tennis court that lies between the net and the line that marks the inbounds limit of a service. Compare backcourt ( def 1 ).
2.
a courtyard before the entrance to a building or group of buildings.

Origin:
1525–35; fore- + court

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forecourt (ˈfɔːˌkɔːt)
 
n
1.  a courtyard in front of a building, as one in a filling station
2.  Also called: front court the front section of the court in tennis, badminton, etc, esp the area between the service line and the net

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