WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
back•court  (bakkôrt′, -kōrt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sport[Basketball.]the half of a court in which the basket being defended is located.
  2. Sport[Tennis.]the part of a tennis court between the base line and the line, parallel to the net, that marks the in-bounds limit of a service. Cf. forecourt (def. 2).
  • back1 + court 1765–75

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