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).
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
to cross (a hybrid of the first generation) with either of its parents. an instance of such crossing. verb to mate (a hybrid of the first generation) with one of its parents noun the offspring so produced the act or process of backcrossing backcross back·cross (bāk’krôs’) v. back·crossed, back·cross·ing, back·cross·es To cross a hybrid with […]
to date earlier than the actual date; predate; antedate: Backdate the letter so he’ll think I wrote it last week. verb (transitive) to make effective from an earlier date: the pay rise was backdated to August v. also back-date, by 1881 (implied in back-dated), from back (adv.) + date (v.1). Cf. antedate. Related: Backdated; backdating.
- Back dive
a dive in which the diver stands on the springboard with the back to the water and jumps up, arching backward to land either feetfirst facing the springboard or headfirst facing away from the springboard. Historical Examples He could go off and get married if he wanted to; I could do the Hawaiian back dive! […]
- Back and fill
the rear part of the human body, extending from the neck to the lower end of the spine. the part of the body of animals corresponding to the human back. the rear portion of any part of the body: the back of the head. the whole body, with reference to clothing: the clothes on his […]