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English definition of “courtyard”

courtyard

noun [C]     /ˈkɔːt.jɑːd/ US  /ˈkɔːrt.jɑːrd/
an area of flat ground outside that is partly or completely surrounded by the walls of a building Gardens and yards
(Definition of courtyard noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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