Pronunciation: (bak'kôrt", -kōrt"), [key]
1. Basketball.the half of a court in which the basket being defended is located.
2. Tennis.the part of a tennis court between the base line and the line, parallel to the net, that marks the in-bounds limit of a service. Cf. forecourt (def. 2).
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