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 This could come back to bite them in the postseason, particularly in the frontcourt against players like Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored at will during last year’s playoffs, or Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. New York Times, 18 Oct. 2021 With big man Daniel Theis inactive due to injury, rookie Alperen Sengun started alongside Christian Wood in the frontcourt. Rahat Huq, Chron, 16 Oct. 2021 Those selections could be used to get talent on to a Fever team that needs depth and forces in the frontcourt . Tony East, Forbes, 26 Sep. 2021 Devries acknowledged that Drake’s frontcourt hasn’t faced anyone this season like Mobley, who’s expected to be a top-three draft pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2021 The frontcourt will need to be more efficient on offense, as guards Darryl Morsell, Eric Ayala and Aaron Wiggins accounted for 57.8% of the team’s scoring. USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2021 Brooklyn now has Aldridge, Millsap, James Johnson, Blake Griffin, and Nicolas Claxton in the frontcourt., 4 Sep. 2021 In an ideal scenario, the Larry Nance Jr. trade would’ve decluttered the frontcourt. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2021 Aldridge will join a veteran frontcourt in Brooklyn that also features Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap, along with Nic Claxton and rookie Day’Ron Sharpe. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 4 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of frontcourt

circa 1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Oct 2021

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“Frontcourt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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