frontcourt

noun

front·​court ˈfrənt-ˈkȯrt How to pronounce frontcourt (audio)
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 Jones also saw early success against a young Chicago frontcourt with four quick points, though the Sky forwards were still productive led by six first-quarter points from rookie Angel Reese. Emily Adams, Hartford Courant, 13 June 2024 In theory, Filipowski can provide a jolt of frontcourt offense to the bench with his face-up game. Bennett Durando, The Denver Post, 7 June 2024 History shows Adebayo’s ideal frontcourt partner is a switchable and quality defender who can space the floor on the other end of the court with three-point shooting. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 23 May 2024 The Warriors have the foundation with Draymond Green and Trayce Jackson-Davis in the frontcourt. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 2 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for frontcourt 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of frontcourt was circa 1949

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“Frontcourt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frontcourt. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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