fronton

noun
fron·ton | \ˈfrän-ˌtän \

Definition of fronton 

: a jai alai arena

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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 Just by comparison, the frontons at the Casino @ Dania Beach and at Casino Miami, which are near-deserted, still garner about $200,000 per month in bets. Nick Sortal, miamiherald, "Florida City completes jai-alai requirement | Miami Herald," 10 Oct. 2017 A fronton -- the name for a jai alai court -- is a lot smaller than a dog track, so the casino can convert to jai alai and free up a lot of space to expand its casino or add entertainment space to attract more customers. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "You don't have Spicer to kick around anymore," 21 July 2017 West Flagler Associates, Ltd. has applied for a pari-mutuel permit that would bring a jai-alai fronton to 3000 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami, near Edgewater, the Design District and Midtown. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "Jai-alai and poker could be coming to downtown Miami," 28 Apr. 2017 The owners of Magic City, West Flagler Associates, have applied for a pari-mutuel permit that would bring a jai-alai fronton to downtown Miami, near Edgewater, the Design District and Midtown. Joey Flechas And David Smiley, miamiherald, "Gambling deal fails, but local politicians still want to block new casinos," 2 May 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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