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An arena for jai alai.
[Spanish frontón, wall, fronton, augmentative of frente, forehead, face, from Old Spanish fruente, from Latin frōns, front-.]
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(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]
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1. a building in which jai alai is played.
2. jai alai.
[1895–1900; < Sp frontón, irreg. augmentative of frente forehead, front]
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