fore·​court ˈfȯr-ˌkȯrt How to pronounce forecourt (audio)
: an open court in front of a building
: the area near the net in a court game

Examples of forecourt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Demand for the electric F-150 Lightning appeared strong, but a series of price hikes has resulted in really expensive trucks languishing on dealer forecourts and Ford cutting production shifts to reduce output. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 7 Feb. 2024 Each face has been hand drawn by Emin, cast in bronze, and fixed to the entrance in the gallery’s new forecourt. Riann Phillip, Vogue, 1 July 2023 That includes removing signage that blocked the building’s dramatic forecourt and removing acoustic panels installed in the ‘90s. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2023 And that's too ambitious, says the collection of car dealers, who say that new EVs are piling up on their forecourts and can't be sold: Last year, there was a lot of hope and hype about EVs. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 28 Nov. 2023 The Chinese — with its forecourt of celebrity handprints and footprints fixed in concrete — remains one of Hollywood’s most popular tourist attractions. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 Tribute was also made to the official visitors from Korea as music from the foursome — who are thought to be the most successful all-female pop band in the world — was played by the military band of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards on the palace forecourt during the changing of the guard. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 Moviegoers in the forecourt are unlikely to notice a black bar running across the top of the row of retail spaces, but spotlights can easily be attached to the rod to illuminate big premieres. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 1 Nov. 2023 The facade and forecourt have been gussied up, too. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of forecourt was in 1535

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“Forecourt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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