front·​court ˈfrənt-ˈkȯrt How to pronounce frontcourt (audio)
: a basketball team's offensive half of the court
: the positions of the forwards and center on a basketball team
also : the forwards and center themselves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Even without Dante, Oregon is loaded with size in the frontcourt, including two 7-foot big men, Nate Bittle and Kel’el Ware. Tanner Mcgrath, Chicago Tribune, 21 Mar. 2023 Led by All-America forward Drew Timme, Gonzaga seems to have a big advantage in the frontcourt against a TCU team that is athletic up front but short, with no starter over 6-foot-7. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2023 The team could’ve signed a player to a 10-day contract to fill the empty spot on their roster, ideally offering them more options in the frontcourt after Bamba’s injury. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar. 2023 Due to injuries in the frontcourt, specifically to reigning conference defensive player of the year Terrion Murdix, the Texas A&M-CC used a six-player rotation in its victory over Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday. Nick Alvarez |, al, 15 Mar. 2023 Indiana — for the past few seasons — has lacked a reliable third option in the frontcourt. Tyler Tachman, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Mar. 2023 His injury further depletes the frontcourt, which could have an impact on what the Mavericks decide about two sizable expiring contracts. Dallas News, 20 Dec. 2022 There is no question that the No. 5 UConn men’s basketball team is built around its frontcourt. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 9 Dec. 2022 That’s big for an Auburn team that not only loses both members of its All-America frontcourt and two leading rebounders from last season in Kessler and Smith, but one that at times struggled on the glass during the 2021-22 campaign. Tom Green |, al, 3 May 2022 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Frontcourt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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