front-court

front court

noun
1.
the section of the court nearest the front wall in certain games, as squash or handball.
2.
Basketball.
a.
a team's offensive half of the court.
b.
the players who play offensively in the front court, including the center and the two forwards.

Origin:
1945–50

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