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back·court

 (băk′kôrt′)
n.
1. Sports
a. The part of a court between the service line and the baseline in tennis and other net games.
b. The part of the playing area farthest from the goal or target wall in certain court games, such as handball.
2. Basketball
a. The half of the court that a team defends.
b. The portion of the frontcourt farthest from the basket.
c. The guards on a team.

backcourt

(ˈbækˌkɔːt)
n
1. (Tennis) tennis chiefly US the part of the court between the service line and the baseline
2. (Basketball) (in various court games) the area nearest the back boundary line

back•court

(ˈbækˌkɔrt, -ˌkoʊrt)

n.
1. the half of a basketball court in which the basket being defended is located.
2. the part of a tennis court between the base line and the line that marks the in-bounds limit of a service. Compare forecourt (def. 1).
[1765–75]

backcourt

A team’s defensive half of the court.
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