Basketball. the half of a court in which the basket being defended is located.
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.
Compare forecourt (def 2).
Contemporary Examples

The hardest working man in the center business is all-world in both the backcourt and background.
The Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Sounds Off on Weed, the Weather, and Winning Bill Schulz October 18, 2014

(tennis, mainly US) the part of the court between the service line and the baseline
(in various court games) the area nearest the back boundary line


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