backcourt

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noun back·court \-ˈkȯrt\

Definition of backcourt

  1. 1 :  the area near or nearest the back boundary lines or back wall of the playing area in a net or court game

  2. 2a :  a basketball team's defensive half of the courtb :  the positions of the guards on a basketball team; also :  the guards themselves <a team with a strong backcourt>

1884

First Known Use of backcourt

1884

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