Definition of forecourt in English:


Syllabification: fore·court
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌkôrt


  • 1An open area in front of a large building.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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