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 (frŭn-tĕn′ĭs, frŏn′tĕn′ĭs)
A Latin-American tennis game played on a three-walled court.

[American Spanish, blend of Spanish frontón, jai alai court; see fronton, and Spanish tenis, tennis (from English tennis).]
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(frʌnˈtɛnɪs; frɒnˈtɛnɪs)
(Ball Games, other than specified) sport a variation of the Basque ball game of pilota played on a large court with a tennis-style racquet
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Que yo le quitaba el dinero [...] Porque casi siempre en la tarde a mi esposo le gusta jugar frontenis, entonces, se los lleva [a mis hijos] a jugar frontenis o se los lleva a jugar futbol, o se los lleva a distraerlos, pues, mientras yo me quedo aqui haciendo tareas.
Research interests Game analysis, team sports, racket and wall sports, olimpic frontenis.