technical foul

noun
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of technical foul

basketball
: a foul that is assessed to a player, coach, or team typically for unsportsmanlike conduct (such as arguing with an official or taunting an opponent) and does not usually involve physical contact with an opponent while the ball is in play called also technical; compare personal foul

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First Known Use of technical foul

1896



TECHNICAL FOUL Defined for English Language Learners

technical foul

noun

Definition of technical foul for English Language Learners

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


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