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front court Syllabification: front court

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of front court in English:


1The part of a basketball court where each team tries to score against its opponent.
Example sentences
  • First of all, it can be an effective means of moving your opponent to the front court while forcing a change of direction.
  • As soon as the pass is made, the center girl should roll to the basket and both of the girls at half court should break into the front court.
  • The ‘Inside-Out Move’ is one of the best advanced moves in the front court in basketball.
1.1The players on a team who usually play closest to the other team’s basket when trying to score.
Example sentences
  • I think the Rockets, Grizzlies and Clippers all have a chance to have very good front courts next year.
  • They have one of the best front courts in the country, whereas St. Joe's obviously doesn't.
  • Anyways… to finish my rant here are teams with better front courts than the Wizards.
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