half-court

noun
\ ˈhaf-ˈkȯrt How to pronounce half-court (audio) , ˈhäf- \

Definition of half-court

: a dividing line that separates a playing court into equal halves (as in basketball) also : the area comprising each half

First Known Use of half-court

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Half-court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-court. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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