Pronunciation: (fôr'kôrt", fōr'kōrt"), [key]
1. Tennis.the part of either half of a tennis court that lies between the net and the line that marks the inbounds limit of a service. Cf. backcourt (def. 1).
2. a courtyard before the entrance to a building or group of buildings.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.