backcourt

backcourt
noun Date: 1890 1. the area near or nearest the back boundary lines or back wall of the playing area in a net or court game 2. a. a basketball team's defensive half of the court b. the positions of the guards on a basketball team; also the guards themselves <
a team with a strong backcourt
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  • backcourt — [bak′kôrt΄] n. ☆ 1. Basketball a) the half of the court with the basket a team is defending b) the players on a team who play guard 2. Tennis the area at either end of the court between the service line and the base line …   English World dictionary

  • Backcourt — Als Backcourt (engl., zu deutsch Rückfeld ) werden in der Sportart Basketball zusammenfassend die Positionen Point Guard und Shooting Guard bezeichnet. Das Gegenstück ist der Frontcourt. Die Einteilung der Aufbauspieler in einen Point Guard und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • backcourt — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : the part of a tennis court between the service line and the base line 2. : the space near or nearest the back boundary lines or back wall or walls of the playing area in net and wall games; especially : a basketball team s …   Useful english dictionary

  • backcourt — /bak kawrt , kohrt /, n. 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 …   Universalium

  • backcourt — noun a) A teams defensive half of the court; the part of the court where the other teams basket is located b) The guards of a team …   Wiktionary

  • backcourt — n. part of a tennis court …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backcourt — noun 1》 (in tennis, basketball, and other games) the part of each side of the court nearest the back wall or back boundary line. 2》 the defensive players in a basketball team …   English new terms dictionary

  • backcourt — back•court [[t]ˈbækˌkɔrt, ˌkoʊrt[/t]] n. 1) spo the half of a basketball court in which the basket being defended is located 2) spo the part of a tennis court between the base line and the line that marks the in bounds limit of a service Compare… …   From formal English to slang

  • Outline of basketball — See also: Index of basketball articles The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to basketball: Basketball – ball game and team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or shooting a… …   Wikipedia

  • basketball — /bas kit bawl , bah skit /, n. 1. a game played by two teams of usually five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket or goal at each end, points being scored by tossing the ball through the opponent s basket. 2. the round,… …   Universalium

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