front court

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.
[1945-50]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • front court — front′ court′ n. 1) spog the section of the court nearest the front wall in certain games, as squash or handball 2) spog Basketball. a) a team s offensive half of the court b) the players who play offensively in the front court, including the… …   From formal English to slang

  • front court — noun : a basketball team s offensive half of the court * * * 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • front court — {n.} The half of a basketball court that is a basketball team s offensive zone. * /The guard brought the ball up to the front court./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • front court — {n.} The half of a basketball court that is a basketball team s offensive zone. * /The guard brought the ball up to the front court./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • front\ court — noun the half of a basketball court that is a basketball team s offensive zone. The guard brought the ball up to the front court …   Словарь американских идиом

  • court — 1. court, courte [ kur, kurt ] adj. et adv. • 1640; curt 1080; lat. curtus I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui a peu de longueur d une extrémité à l autre (relativement à la taille normale ou par comparaison avec une autre chose). Herbe courte. ⇒ 3. ras. Avoir les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • front line — noun the line along which opposing armies face each other (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑battlefront, ↑front • Derivationally related forms: ↑frontal (for: ↑front) • Hyperny …   Useful english dictionary

  • court — See: DAY IN COURT, FRONT COURT, HOLD COURT, KANGAROO COURT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • front line — 1. front (def. 9). 2. the visible forefront in any action, activity, or field: TV reporters are constantly involved in the front line of events. 3. Football. See front four. 4. Basketball. See front court (def. 2b). [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

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