personal foul

noun

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


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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