Definition of downcourt in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdounˈkôrt/


Sports To or into the opposite end of the court, especially in basketball.
Example sentences
  • This press is also hurt when Y3, Y4 or Y5 flash into the heart of the diamond, receive pass, then pass out to either sideline where players are breaking downcourt.
  • At one point in the third quarter, as the Sonics were bringing the ball downcourt on offense, he took his mouthpiece out as he crossed half court so he could start spewing smack at Collins the rest of the way.
  • But unless Lynch is knocking down his shot - something he rarely does - it will allow Rose to gamble on defense and get downcourt quickly.

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Syllabification: down·court

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