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foul line

n.
1. Baseball Either of two straight lines extending from the rear of home plate to the outer edge of the playing field and indicating the area in which a fair ball can be hit.
2. Basketball A line 15 feet in front of each backboard from which players shoot foul shots. Also called free-throw line.
3. Sports A boundary limiting the permissible movements of a player, as on a bowling alley or in a field event.
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foul′ line`


n.
1. either of two lines on a baseball diamond connecting home plate with first and third base respectively, or their continuations to the end of the outfield.
2. a line on a basketball court 15 ft. (4.6 m) from the backboard, from which foul shots are taken.
3. a line on a bowling alley at right angles to the gutters and 60 ft. (18.3 m) from the center of the spot for the headpin.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foul line - a line from which basketball players take penalty shots
paint, key - (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court; "he hit a jump shot from the top of the key"; "he dominates play in the paint"
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
2.foul line - a line across a bowling alley that a bowler must not cross
skittle alley, alley, bowling alley - a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
3.foul line - lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field
ball field, baseball field, diamond - the baseball playing field
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
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