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personal foul

noun

Simple Definition of personal foul

  • basketball : a foul that involves physical contact with an opponent

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of personal foul

  1. :  a foul in a game (as basketball) involving usually physical contact with or deliberate roughing of an opponent — compare technical foul

Circa 1829

First Known Use of personal foul

circa 1829


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