full-court pressfull-court press
Basketball a press () over the entire length of the court
- Basketball An aggressive defensive strategy in which one or two players harass the ball handler in the backcourt while the rest of the team maintains a close man-to-man or zone defense.
- A strong, concerted effort: “The Administration undertook a full-court press to secure congressional approval” (Abraham F. Lowenthal).
(plural full court presses)
- Alternative spelling of full-court press.