Simple Definition of foul line
baseball : either one of two straight lines that go from home plate through first and third base on to the edge of the outfield
basketball : a line from which a player shoots free throws
Full Definition of foul line
1 : either of two straight lines extending from the rear corner of home plate through the outer corners of first and third base respectively and prolonged to the boundary of a baseball field
2 : a line across a bowling alley that a player must not step over when delivering the ball
3 : either of two lines on a basketball court parallel to and 15 feet from the backboards behind which a player must stand while shooting a free throw
Examples of foul line in a sentence
The ball landed just inside the right-field foul line.
First Known Use of foul line
FOUL LINE Defined for Kids
Definition of foul line for Students
: either of two straight lines running from the rear corner of home plate through first and third base to the boundary of a baseball field
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