forecourt

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
fore•court  (fôrkôrt′, fōrkōrt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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).
  2. a courtyard before the entrance to a building or group of buildings.
  • fore- + court 1525–35


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

forecourt /ˈfɔːˌkɔːt/ n
  1. a courtyard in front of a building, as one in a filling station
  2. Also called: front court the front section of the court in tennis, badminton, etc, esp the area between the service line and the net



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