Definition of forecourt
1 : an open court in front of a building
2 : the area near the net in a court game
Recent Examples of forecourt from the Web
In this May 9, 2017 file photo, a tourist places her hands on the handprints of actor Matt Damon in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
Instead of grooming the forecourt to the Palladian-style pavilion, Bradford left piles of gravel that were part of his worksite to prepare for the show.
At lunchtime on Thursday, the building’s valets were parking a Rolls-Royce, a Bentley, and Mercedes-Benz and Porsche S.U.V.s around the building’s forecourt.
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First Known Use of forecourt
FORECOURT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forecourt for English Language Learners
: the area near the net in tennis
: a large, flat, open area in front of a building
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