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double fault

n.
Two successive service faults in tennis, resulting in the loss of a point.

dou′ble-fault′ v.

double fault

n
(Tennis) the serving of two faults in succession, thereby losing a point
vb
(Tennis) (intr) to serve a double fault

dou′ble fault′


n.
(in tennis, etc.) two faults in succession, resulting in the loss of the point, the loss of the serve, or both.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double fault - (tennis) two successive faults in serving resulting in the loss of the point
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
fault - (sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area); "he served too many double faults"
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Catherine!' interposed Linton, greatly shocked at the double fault of falsehood and violence which his idol had committed.
The Thai, who had 15 double faults but made two aces, also posted a 51 percent clip (34 of 67) in receiving points won as against Eala's 32 of 76 effort (42%).
Kvitova, the runner-up of the Australian Open, kept making unforced errors and the tennis star was plagued by nine double faults. But the player bounced back all guns blazing in the match that lasted for two hours and 34 minutes.
PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP class="MsoNormalShufaa was sublime to take the lead 5-4 but suffered some two double faults as Okutoyi broke her serve to level 5-5.
Murray made six double faults on his way to being broken three times in a one-sided first set.
JO KONTA pledged to improve her serving after costly successive double faults saw her crash out of the Nature Valley Classic.
The Filipino survived 11 double faults and broke the 18-year-old Spaniard six times.
World number six Dimitrov served for the match at 5-4 in the decider but was broken to love before two consecutive double faults by Thiem gave him another chance to close it out.
She spurned two set points before a pair of double faults allowed Konta back in and it was the Croatian who was relieved with a tie-break after saving four break points at 5-5.
Ferrer will almost certainly provide a sterner test than Chardy, who enjoyed a purple patch to clinch the second set, but paid the price for his inconsistency, which included 10 double faults and 56 unforced errors.
The world No.20 hit six aces in his first two service games and threatened to break Murray in the eighth game after the Scot posted two double faults.
e world No 20 hit six aces in his rst two service games and threatened to break Murray in the eighth game after the Scot posted two double faults.