Definition of front court in US English:

front court

noun

  • 1The part of a basketball court where each team tries to score against its opponent.

    • ‘The ‘Inside-Out Move’ is one of the best advanced moves in the front court in basketball.’
    • ‘I simply could not beat him in the front court, which is where I expect to score many of my points.’
    • ‘Third, when you are in the front court, set your feet and let the ball drop low, one foot to six inches.’
    • ‘First of all, it can be an effective means of moving your opponent to the front court while forcing a change of direction.’
    • ‘As soon as the pass is made, the center girl should roll to the basket and both of the girls at half court should break into the front court.’
    1. 1.1 The players on a team who usually play closest to the other team's basket when trying to score.
      • ‘They have one of the best front courts in the country, whereas St. Joe's obviously doesn't.’
      • ‘Anyways… to finish my rant here are teams with better front courts than the Wizards.’
      • ‘I think the Rockets, Grizzlies and Clippers all have a chance to have very good front courts next year.’
      • ‘That will be one of the best young front courts in the league.’
      • ‘Alabama has one of the best starting front courts in the entire country.’