Definition of crosscourt in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrôskôrt/

adverb& adjective

(Of a stroke in tennis and other racket sports) hit diagonally across the court: [as adjective]: a crosscourt volley
More example sentences
  • He throws in an emphatic backhand volley and a fine cross-court forehand as he holds without dropping a point.
  • He hit a backhand cross-court winner to end the first set.
  • His hits his strokes cross-court and down the line.


A crosscourt stroke in tennis and other racket sports.
Example sentences
  • A series of high crosscourts to his backhand flank resulted in loose replies.
  • He preferred an aggressive game based on length drives, deep crosscourts, and attacking boasts.
  • She gets good torque on her backhand rails and crosscourts.

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Syllabification: cross·court

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