down·​court | \-ˈkȯrt \

Definition of downcourt 

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

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

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First Known Use of downcourt

1952, in the meaning defined above

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downcourt

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of downcourt

: into or toward the opposite end of a basketball court

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