adverb or adjective

down·​court ˈdau̇n-ˈkȯrt How to pronounce downcourt (audio)
: in or into the opposite end of the court (as in basketball)

Examples of downcourt in a Sentence

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,, 10 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of downcourt was in 1904

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“Downcourt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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