[fawr-kawrt, fohr-kohrt]
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 ).
a courtyard before the entrance to a building or group of buildings.

1525–35; fore- + court Unabridged
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forecourt (ˈfɔːˌkɔːt)
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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Example sentences
Its largely unadorned forecourt is surfaced in gravel.
Either side of the forecourt, about ten metres apart, are two false burial
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.
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