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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Recent Examples on the Web That show is still slated to start at 7 p.m. with opening act Garbage, and the gates to the amphitheater forecourt opening at 5 p.m., according to a post on the venue's Facebook page. Piet Levy, Journal Sentinel, 23 July 2022 Two landed in parks and one in a shopping center forecourt. New York Times, 10 July 2022 Two landed in parks and one in a shopping center forecourt. Carlotta Gall,, 10 July 2022 Only-in-Hollywood Celebrity Moments — The great Lily Tomlin will join those immortalized in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 But Zverev’s finishing skills, particularly in the forecourt and at the net, are still hit or miss. New York Times, 3 June 2022 The two oldest handprints and footprints are in the center of the forecourt. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2022 Standing at the center of the outdoor forecourt is ‘Satellite,’ a 24-foot-high sculpture that recalls traditional D’mba, a headdress shaped like a female bust created by the Baga peoples of the Guinea coast. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 The forecourt holds the signatures and imprints of concrete immortalization. Todd Gilchrist, Variety, 18 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of forecourt

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Forecourt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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