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forecourt

Sport the front section of the court in tennis, badminton, etc., esp the area between the service line and the net
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Forecourt

A court forming an entrance plaza for a single building or a group of several buildings.
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forecourt

A court forming an entrance plaza for a single building or several buildings in a group.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We anticipate that forecourt television will bring new life to the petrol filling experience."
Motor Fuel Group (MFG), the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK, has signed a new five-year 1 billion litres a year fuel supply contract with BP
All we can do is hope the international forces which have caused the oil price to rise, ease and take the heat out of prices on the forecourt."
Viewpoints, Mitchell Henry Hollinwood Ave, OL9 8EF viewpoints news.co.uk The airport also commissioned a study of the site, which they say shows the forecourts are 'broken'.
"Christie & Co have been very active in the forecourt market in south Wales this year, having completed on High Noon Stores' forecourts and Ystrad Garage Lampeter, with more deals in the pipeline."
Stevensons of Oxbridge, based on Oxbridge Lane, Stockton, has been shortlisted for two awards at the Forecourt Trader of the Year Awards.
Another surprising car that's shifting lightning quick off the forecourts is the Lamborghini Murcielago, pictured above, which claimed the title of fastest-selling used supercar.
The sharp fall is blamed partly on cut-throat competition from supermarkets that has killed off many independent forecourts.
Brian Madderson, chairman of the PRA, said: "The closure of each petrol forecourt in the West Midlands means the loss of local jobs for local people and has a negative impact on the economy in the area.
As well as drive offs retailers also have to deal with large scale thefts where vans equipped with containers drive onto forecourts and take anything between 300-500 litres of fuel.
Forecourt Watch, a new police initiative, has signed up the majority of service stations and fuel retailers across County Durham and Darlington.