personal foul

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of personal foul

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

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First Known Use of personal foul

circa 1829


PERSONAL FOUL Defined for English Language Learners

personal foul

noun

Definition of personal foul for English Language Learners

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


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