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forecourt

[fawr-kawrt, fohr-kohrt] /ˈfɔrˌkɔrt, ˈfoʊrˌkoʊrt/
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
1525-1535
1525-35; fore- + court
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Examples for forecourt
  • Its largely unadorned forecourt is surfaced in gravel.
  • Either side of the forecourt, about ten metres apart, are two false burial chambers.
  • Instead, a rusty trawler lies on its side on the forecourt, which the workmen eye as though a mongrel dog.
  • The forecourt created may be used for vehicular drop-offs.
  • The forecourt itself is paved with golden-colored sandstone and holds containers of summer annuals.
  • forecourt: the facade is aligned close to the frontage line with a portion of it setback.
  • The resulting forecourt is suitable for gardens, vehicular drop offs, and utility off loading.
British Dictionary definitions for forecourt

forecourt

/ˈfɔːˌkɔːt/
noun
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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