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 The companies envision 4,100 residential units, 950 hotel rooms, an 18-screen movie theater, nearly 1.4 million square feet of office space and a 300-seat jai alai fronton. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, "What we know about Isle Casino’s massive expansion — including a new Tri-Rail station," 1 Aug. 2019 But the plan would mean phasing out the casino’s long-time harness racetrack in favor of a jai alai fronton that seats up to 300 people, suggests the casino’s parent, ElDorado Resorts, in a proposal filed with the City of Pompano Beach. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, "Goodbye horses, hello jai alai? Isle Casino Pompano looks to revive fast-paced game," 12 July 2019 For decades, the fronton was a popular spot to watch and wager on professional matches. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Seminole talks to Lynx, Jai-Alai fronton owner about moving busy bus stop to make way for redevelopment," 5 July 2019 But the plan would mean phasing out the casino’s long-time harness racetrack in favor of a jai alai fronton that seats up to 300 people, suggests the casino’s parent, ElDorado Resorts, in a proposal filed with the City of Pompano Beach. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, "Goodbye horses, hello jai alai? Isle Casino Pompano looks to revive fast-paced game," 12 July 2019 For decades, the fronton was a popular spot to watch and wager on professional matches. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Seminole talks to Lynx, Jai-Alai fronton owner about moving busy bus stop to make way for redevelopment," 5 July 2019 The fronton building is now known as Orlando Live Events and hosts musical performances, sporting events and other shows. Martin E. Comas, orlandosentinel.com, "Seminole talks to Lynx, Jai-Alai fronton owner about moving busy bus stop to make way for redevelopment," 5 July 2019 Hialeah Park officials bought land just north of the Florida Keys and built a fronton using a state law that granted them an extra pari-mutuel permit. Nick Sortal, miamiherald, "Florida City completes jai-alai requirement | Miami Herald," 10 Oct. 2017 The whole setup, as dictated by our state laws, is that a poker room can exist only if there’s a horse track, dog track or jai-alai fronton attached. Nick Sortal, miamiherald, "Florida City completes jai-alai requirement | Miami Herald," 10 Oct. 2017

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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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fronton. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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