front·​court | \ ˈfrənt-ˈkȯrt How to pronounce frontcourt (audio) \

Definition of frontcourt

1 : a basketball team's offensive half of the court
2 : the positions of the forwards and center on a basketball team also : the forwards and center themselves

Examples of frontcourt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson, Jae’Lyn Withers, Samuell Williamson, Quinn Slazinski, Josh Nickelberry and Aidan Igiehon. Withers redshirted last season, worked on his body and has a real opportunity to impact the frontcourt. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, "Will Louisville basketball's style of play change? Questions ahead of the first practice," 15 Oct. 2020 Either way, the Heat struggled without having a definitive center to handle the Lakers’ frontcourt. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Heat hit with multiple injuries to starters in loss to Lakers in Game 1 of NBA Finals," 1 Oct. 2020 That could mean another big -- even though the Cavs would have more than $70 million invested in the frontcourt if Andre Drummond picks up his $28.7 million player option. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers will take best player available with No. 5 pick in 2020 NBA Draft -- even if it’s another guard," 25 Sep. 2020 This is a major development for the Warriors’ frontcourt. Connor Letourneau,, "Kevon Looney’s physical strides bode well for Warriors’ frontcourt," 24 Sep. 2020 Tuesday also marks the start of the one-week transaction window where the Nuggets could bolster their frontcourt, supplement their backcourt depth or add the most talented player available. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "As Nuggets begin mandatory coronavirus testing, there’s a good chance team looks for insurance," 23 June 2020 Still, the 24-year-old big man has found a niche as a key component of the Pacers’ frontcourt and a legitimate NBA starter. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Spurs draft 2020: A brief and recent history of No. 11s," 22 Aug. 2020 No matter how good the guards are, the Rockets' undersized frontcourt will have to figure out a way to deal with James and Davis, who will have to adjust after playing a Portland team that started two big men together. Brian Mahoney, Star Tribune, "Lakers brace for Harden, Westbrook and small-ball Rockets," 3 Sep. 2020 At this point Bol Bol, last summer’s second-round pick, isn’t a viable option for their frontcourt. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets find “silver lining” in wake of Mason Plumlee foot injury," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of frontcourt

circa 1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Oct 2020

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“Frontcourt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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