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)

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See who has a courtside seat at New York Fashion Week this February—and at Rodarte’s blissful Los Angeles show. Vogue, "The Best Front Row Action at New York Fashion Week Fall 2019," 5 Feb. 2019 Former Knicks star Carmelo Anthony watched from a courtside seat and waved to the cheering crowd when he was acknowledged on the scoreboard in the first quarter. Jeffrey Bernstein, The Seattle Times, "Ellington scores 19 as Heat beat Knicks 106-97," 27 Jan. 2019 FAMILIAR FACE Former Bearcats football and basketball player Connor Barwin sat courtside and was introduced during a timeout. Joe Kay, The Seattle Times, "Cincinnati rallies to beat UConn 74-72 in OT," 12 Jan. 2019 Welcome home Meek Mill,’’ said the game announcer to the rapper, who was sitting courtside next to actor Kevin Hart and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin., "Patriots congratulate rapper Meek Mill: ‘Justice for our friend. Finally free’," 24 Apr. 2018 Remember Wade staring icicles at 76ers-jersey-wearing comedian Kevin Hart standing courtside, and later Tweeting that his (former?) friend wasn't welcome in Miami? Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Why did the Heat lose Game 3? Start with Embiid showing up and Whiteside disappearing | Miami Herald," 19 Apr. 2018 While his players took turns snipping off pieces of the net, Beilein made his way courtside, for a radio interview. Greg Bishop,, "Behind a Dominant Defense and Continual Growth, Michigan Has Made Its Season a Special One," 25 Mar. 2018 Sitting courtside, the singer was spotted rummaging through her vintage Dior bag, which sounds like an ideal way to pass the time at a basketball game. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna Was The Real Winner At Last Night's NBA Finals Game," 2 June 2017 And this time, Paul Pierce was sitting courtside in street clothes, unable to do anything about it. USA TODAY, "Overhauled Cavs rout Celtics on Paul Pierce's day," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of courtside

1969, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of courtside

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

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