front·​court | \ˈfrənt-ˈkȯrt \

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

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Comparison: Elton Brand Carter has all the ability to become a starting-caliber frontcourt player, and should benefit from operating with added space in the NBA. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Draft: Wendell Carter Jr. Scouting Report and Highlights," 18 June 2018 Like on this play near the end of the first half: Curry brings the ball into the frontcourt, dribbles into the paint, draws triple coverage, flips the ball to Jordan Bell under the hoop and flows to the right corner. Scott Ostler,, "Ringmaster Stephen Curry is back, and the Warriors’ circus is on," 1 June 2018 Unfortunately for Zarling, the ball sailed out of the hand of Dallas and into the frontcourt to Hickmann. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "WIAA basketball: Kettle Moraine Lutheran falls to top-seeded Valders in OT," 15 Mar. 2018 With Dixie nursing a 47-45 lead, DH senior Caroline Buddenburg was dribbling into the frontcourt when she was called for an intentional foul. James Weber,, "Barth's 3-pointer lifts Highlands over Dixie Heights," 2 Feb. 2018 Curry and Harden are joined by a third guard, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors, as well as a frontcourt of Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times, "Stephen Curry and LeBron James Reveal All-Star Rosters," 25 Jan. 2018 LAS VEGAS - The Milwaukee Bucks solidified their frontcourt and added an outside shooter in the process, agreeing to a one-year deal with 7-foot center Brook Lopez on Sunday, according to a source. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brook Lopez brings brings a frontcourt presence and a reliable three-point shot," 8 July 2018 During a scrimmage Tuesday night, the Magic saw a vision of what their young frontcourt might become. Josh Robbins,, "Jonathan Isaac feels more comfortable this summer," 4 July 2018 Andre Drummond Center | Years played in Detroit: 2012-present | Career Detroit stats: 6,291 points (13.6 ppg), 6,192 rebounds (13.4 rpg), 707 blocks (1.5 bpg) The buzz: Imposing frontcourt player has made big impact... Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Greatest Detroit Pistons player of all time? Vote now #DetroitGOAT," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of frontcourt

circa 1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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