fore·​court | \ ˈfȯr-ˌkȯrt How to pronounce forecourt (audio) \

Definition of forecourt

1 : an open court in front of a building
2 : the area near the net in a court game

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Following the service, the Queen and Charles, 69, stood on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to present a new Queen’s Colour to the Royal Air Force. Simon Perry,, "The Royal Fab Four Reunites! Meghan Markle Joins Harry, Will and Kate for Grand Military Service," 10 July 2018 After the service, the Queen, accompanied by her son Prince Charles, will make a short speech before presenting a new Queen's Colour to the RAF on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace and make a short speech. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Makes Surprise Appearance at RAF Centenary," 10 July 2018 Besides the Abbey service and the flypast, she was scheduled to take the Royal Salute, present a new Queen's Colour to the RAF at a ceremony on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, and then make a brief speech. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry join queen for Royal Air Force 100th anniversary celebrations," 10 July 2018 Just as when Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born, the traditional framed bulletin was brought out of the Privy Purse Door and carried across the forecourt, to be placed on the easel in front of the Queen’s residence. Erin Hill,, "See the Official Royal Baby Announcement Outside Buckingham Palace," 23 Apr. 2018 The ceiling of the mosque’s forecourt supposedly resembled Mike’s brown hair. Peter Christensen, Smithsonian, "Just Like Faces, Buildings Have Features That Algorithms Can Recognize," 24 Apr. 2018 It was announced on Twitter and also proclaimed in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace with a framed notice perched on a golden easel. Sylvia Hui, The Seattle Times, "Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy, home by suppertime," 23 Apr. 2018 Per royal protocol, an official announcement will be posted with the full details on an easel in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Erin Hill,, "It's a Boy! Prince William and Kate Middleton's Third Royal Baby Is Here," 23 Apr. 2018 In keeping with tradition, the official announcement of the birth will be made by placing a notice on an easel in the forecourt of the queen's London home, Buckingham Palace. Author: Michael Holden, Tom Ball, Anchorage Daily News, "Kate, wife of UK’s Prince William, gives birth to third child," 23 Apr. 2018

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1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of forecourt

: the area near the net in tennis
chiefly British : a large, flat, open area in front of a building

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