Meaning of backcourt

back•court

Pronunciation: (bak'kôrt", -kōrt"), [key]
— n.
  1. the half of a court in which the basket being defended is located.
  2. 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).
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