Definition of backcourt in English:

backcourt

Line breaks: back|court
Pronunciation: /ˈbakkɔːt
 
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noun

1(In tennis, basketball, and other games) the part of each side of the court nearest the back wall or back boundary line.
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  • She clinched the set when her opponent hit long from the backcourt.
  • He corrected the way I was running, the way I was picking up the ball, and the way I was throwing it to the other ball boy in the backcourt.
  • Still, another scorer in the backcourt wouldn't hurt.
2The defensive players in a basketball team.
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  • The two players combined to form, to me, the best backcourt in the game at the time.
  • They finished the half without any assists from their backcourt.
  • He'll be backed by one of the nation's finest backcourts.
3(Especially in Glasgow) a courtyard behind a house or tenement.
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  • Your one-bedroom tenement with its close and communal backcourt may seem a few steps removed from a laminate floored loft, but trust me, you are now living in an apartment.

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