Definition of half-court in US English:

half-court

noun

  • 1A central line bisecting the court for a ball game, especially basketball.

    ‘the guard took one dribble across half-court and launched a shot’
    • ‘He's been shoved to the floor at half court.’
    • ‘Detroit inbound the ball to Chauncey, who had no pressure dribbling the ball up to half court.’
    1. 1.1 The central area of the court for a ball game, especially basketball.
      ‘they had to generate offense in the half-court’
      • ‘I yelled, walking towards him from half court.’