court·​side | \ ˈkȯrt-ˌsīd How to pronounce courtside (audio) \

Definition of courtside

: the area at the edge of a court (as for tennis or basketball)

Examples of courtside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a rare public appearance in August 2017, when the 87-year-old actor showed up courtside at New York’s U.S. Open tennis match, Connery beamed with delight when his image was displayed as the loudspeaker blasted the Bond theme. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Sean Connery, who defined the role of 'James Bond' for a generation, dies at 90, reports say," 31 Oct. 2020 Martin will receive four courtside tickets and a VIP package for the Cruise's inaugural season in 2021-22, and the other nine fans will receive two season tickets and prize packs. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' new G League team named Motor City Cruise, paying homage to local roots," 30 Oct. 2020 There is something powerful about sitting courtside and watching closely the interactions of players with their teammates, with their opponents, with their coaching staff. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "Doris Burke on Life Inside the N.B.A. Bubble," 30 Sep. 2020 All courtside seating will be eliminated by SEC mandate and the club level will be closed. Michael Casagrande |, al, "Alabama hoops games to have ‘dramatically reduced seating capacity’," 23 Oct. 2020 To watch their body language and their facial expressions when adversity is hitting, when the tension is high, when the pressure is most palpable—there is something so powerful about being courtside. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "Doris Burke on Life Inside the N.B.A. Bubble," 30 Sep. 2020 The Collins team says the basketball team has worked with Planned Parenthood, partnered with a gun control group and hosted a courtside event for Ms. Abrams. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "How Kelly Loeffler Went From Atlanta Elite to Trump Loyalist," 6 Oct. 2020 The team adopted Petey, welcoming him — and his camera — at courtside and in the locker room for dozens of games over the next few seasons. John Reinan, Star Tribune, "70 years later, Minneapolis Lakers fan is buddies with the player he idolized as a kid," 18 Aug. 2020 There is a place where coronavirus does not exist, where former president Barack Obama’s sits courtside and where two people can fistbump without a care. Alicia Delgallo,, "ESPN built a small city to broadcast games inside NBA bubble," 15 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of courtside

1969, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2020

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“Courtside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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chiefly US : the area at the edge of a tennis or basketball court

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