foot fault


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foot fault

n. Sports
A fault against the server, as in tennis, called for failure to keep both feet behind the baseline.

foot fault

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footfault

n
(Tennis) tennis a fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served

foot′ fault`


n.
the failure of the server in tennis, volleyball, etc., to keep both feet behind the base line until the ball is hit or to keep at least one foot on the ground while hitting the ball.
[1885–90]
foot′fault`, v.i.

foot fault

An illegal move. The server is on or over the base line, or walks or runs while serving.
Translations

foot fault

n (Tennis) → fallo di piede
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