backcourt


back·court

noun \-ˈkrt\

Definition of BACKCOURT

1
:  the area near or nearest the back boundary lines or back wall of the playing area in a net or court game
2
a :  a basketball team's defensive half of the court
b :  the positions of the guards on a basketball team; also :  the guards themselves <a team with a strong backcourt>

First Known Use of BACKCOURT

1884

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