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foot fault

noun

Simple Definition of foot fault

  • tennis : the mistake of not keeping your feet behind the baseline when you serve

Full Definition of foot fault

  1. :  an infraction of the service rules (as in tennis, racquetball, or volleyball) that results from illegal placement of the server's feet

foot·fault play \ˈfu̇t-ˌfȯlt\ intransitive verb

1886

First Known Use of foot fault

1886


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