adverb or adjective
down·​court | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈkȯrt How to pronounce downcourt (audio) \

Definition of downcourt

: in or into the opposite end of the court (as in basketball)

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Recent Examples on the Web Dunk, hang, pull yourself up parallel to the floor, swing like a chandelier around in a circle, launching yourself back downcourt. Scott Ostler,, "Some summer fun at NBA’s Summer League," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of downcourt

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Downcourt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of downcourt

: into or toward the opposite end of a basketball court

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