fronton

noun
fron·​ton | \ ˈfrän-ˌtän How to pronounce fronton (audio) \

Definition of fronton

: a jai alai arena

Examples of fronton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players wait their turn while competing in a round-robin format at the Magic City Casino fronton. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 The first jai alai fronton in the U.S. was built in St. Louis, for the 1904 World’s Fair, and in its heyday the game was played in several states. Joshua Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Mar. 2022 The first jai alai fronton in the U.S. was built in St. Louis, for the 1904 World’s Fair, and in its heyday the game was played in several states. Joshua Goodman, orlandosentinel.com, 28 Mar. 2022 In 2010, RD Management bought the fronton and property for nearly $2.5 million. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Dec. 2021 But Commissioner Lee Constantine said a venue with gambling at the old Orlando Jai Alai fronton site could be a step backward for an area that until just a few years ago had topless bars and dog racing nearby. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, 21 Dec. 2021 The sport was introduced to the United States in 1904 with Florida having its first fronton in 1924. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 18 Nov. 2021 But the business interests prevailed, and the Dania fronton opened in December 1953 with seating for 3,400, a restaurant, two cocktail lounges and four snack bars. Ron Hurtibise, sun-sentinel.com, 14 Sep. 2021 Rather than provide 40 days of racing to maintain its casino license, Churchill successfully substituted a less expensive jai-alai fronton to meet its pari-mutuel minimum requirements. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 13 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fronton

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fronton

Spanish frontón gable, wall of a pelota court, fronton, from augmentative of frente forehead, from Latin front-, frons

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“Fronton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fronton. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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