forecourt
noun Date: 1535 1. an open court in front of a building 2. the area near the net in a court game

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  • forecourt — ► NOUN 1) an open area in front of a large building or petrol station. 2) Tennis the part of the court between the service line and the net …   English terms dictionary

  • forecourt — [fôr′kôrt΄] n. 1. a court at the front of a building ☆ 2. Basketball the half of the court which contains the basket toward which the ball is shot in attempting to score 3. Tennis Badminton etc. the part of the court nearest the net …   English World dictionary

  • Forecourt — In architecture a forecourt is an open area in front of a structure s entrance.In archaeology, forecourt is the name given to the area in front of certain types of chamber tomb. They were likely the venue of ritual practices connected with the… …   Wikipedia

  • forecourt — [[t]fɔ͟ː(r)kɔː(r)t[/t]] forecourts N COUNT: oft N of n, n N The forecourt of a large building or petrol station is the open area at the front of it. [mainly BRIT] I locked the bike in the forecourt of the Kirey Hotel... A police patrol car was… …   English dictionary

  • forecourt — UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌkɔː(r)t] / US [ˈfɔrˌkɔrt] noun [countable] Word forms forecourt : singular forecourt plural forecourts an open area in front of a large building or petrol station …   English dictionary

  • forecourt — noun Forecourt is used after these nouns: ↑garage, ↑station …   Collocations dictionary

  • forecourt — /fawr kawrt , fohr kohrt /, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • forecourt — noun a) The area in front of a petrol station where the petrol pumps are situated. b) Any open area in front of a building …   Wiktionary

  • forecourt — fore|court [ˈfo:ko:t US ˈfo:rko:rt] n BrE a large open area in front of a building such as a garage or hotel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forecourt — fore|court [ fɔr,kɔrt ] noun count an open area in front of a large building or gas station …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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