Definition of midcourt in US English:



  • 1The central area of the court for a ball game such as basketball or tennis.

    ‘if you find yourself at midcourt, you might want to hit an overhead smash’
    ‘with James dribbling near midcourt, Mohammed reached in to take a foul’
    • ‘When your doubles partner is attacking from the back, you should adopt an attacking position in the midcourt.’
    • ‘She is a versatile player who generally plays in midcourt but is also a proficient shooter.’
    • ‘He, like his opponent, backed up his serve with forehand winners from midcourt.’
    1. 1.1 A central line bisecting the court for a ball game, especially basketball.
      ‘the Lakers brought the ball across midcourt’
      • ‘He tossed in a desperation three-pointer from just inside midcourt with 1.1 seconds left.’