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technical foul


Simple Definition of technical foul

  • basketball : a foul that involves improper behavior or language rather than physical contact with an opponent

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of technical foul

  1. :  a foul (as in basketball) that involves no physical contact with an opponent and that usually is incurred by unsportsmanlike conduct —called also technical — compare personal foul

Circa 1929

First Known Use of technical foul

circa 1929

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