backcourtmate

noun
back·​court·​mate | \ ˈbak-¦kȯrt-ˌmāt How to pronounce backcourtmate (audio) \
plural backcourtmates

Definition of backcourtmate

basketball
: a fellow guard on a basketball team : a player stationed on the backcourt with a fellow teammate Scott won three NBA titles during 11 seasons playing with the Lakers … as Magic Johnson's backcourtmate.— Tom Withers, Associated Press, 1 July 2010

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First Known Use of backcourtmate

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Backcourtmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backcourtmate. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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