- a courtyard in front of a building, as one in a filling station
- Also called: front court the front section of the court in tennis, badminton, etc, esp the area between the service line and the net
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Sport[Tennis.]the part of either half of a tennis court that lies between the net and the line that marks the inbounds limit of a service. Cf. backcourt (def. 1).
- a courtyard before the entrance to a building or group of buildings.
- fore- + court 1525–35