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fron·ton

 (frŏn′tŏn′, frōn-tōn′)
n.
An arena for jai alai.

[Spanish frontón, wall, fronton, augmentative of frente, forehead, face, from Old Spanish fruente, from Latin frōns, front-.]

fronton

(ˈfrɒntɒn; frɒnˈtɒn)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) a wall against which pelota or jai alai is played
[C17: from Spanish frontón, from frente forehead, from Latin frōns]

fron•ton

(ˈfrɒn tɒn)

n.
1. a building in which jai alai is played.
[1895–1900; < Sp frontón, irreg. augmentative of frente forehead, front]
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Il suffisait, croyait-on, d'etre independant et de voir flotter le drapeau national sur les frontons des institutions.
Thoroughbred and greyhound racetracks, and jai alai frontons, all feature poker rooms, and in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the racinos, like Mardi Gras, also offer slot machines.
Ce mouvement est ponctue par le retour aux formes greco-romaines et denote un gout particulier pour les colonnes, frontons, proportions harmonieuses, portiques, loggias.
Changes include giving racetracks and jai-alai frontons the option to become casinos.
Miami Dade casino development plans -- and the new construction they would entail -- remain unresolved as a high-stakes legal tussle continues between the Seminole Indian tribe and state-licensed operators of horse tracks, greyhound tracks and jai alai frontons.
Certain Florida counties can decide if they want Las Vegas-style gambling after the passage of a constitutional amendment by Florida voters in 2004 that allowed voters in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to decide if tracks and jai-alai frontons can have slot machines.
Any county that so decided automatically granted its parimutuel facilities - in other words its racetracks, greyhound stadia and jai alai frontons - the exclusive right to build casinos on their property.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- Constitutional Amendment 4 for the State of Florida, which allows Broward and Miami-Dade counties to hold a future referendum on whether or not slot machines can be placed at racetracks and Jai Alai frontons, was passed by voters in the Nov.
I thought the attrition would continue until all the frontons went the way of so many defunct roadside attractions.
In the end, the Senate passed the legislation, which also included tax breaks for the dog and horse tracks and jai-alai frontons, even though the beer-bottle section had been eliminated by the House.
In Florida, the "Proposition for Limited Casinos" would authorize casinos at the state's numerous horse and dog tracks and jai-alai frontons.
Centers is the owner and operator of two jai-alai frontons located in Ft.