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forecourt Line breaks: fore|court
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːkɔːt/

Definition of forecourt in English:


1An open area in front of a large building or petrol station.
Example sentences
  • Both buildings are entered from a new forecourt and parking area on the west side of the site.
  • A recess in the long face of the building forms a small forecourt with a mobile sculpture by artist Susumu Shingo.
  • There is a petrol forecourt at the front and a retail unit at the rear.
2 Tennis The part of the court between the service line and the net.
Example sentences
  • To the front there is an expansive lawn with a tarmac tennis court as well as a forecourt.
  • He is still not totally comfortable when moving into the forecourt and is rarely seen volleying.
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