forecourt

noun fore·court \ ˈfȯr-ˌkȯrt \
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

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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First Known Use of forecourt

1535

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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