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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.
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foot fault

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footfault

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

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

foot fault

n (Tennis) → fallo di piede
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Karlovic was dumped out of the singles on Thursday by Andy Murray and moaned bitterly afterwards that he'd been harshly treated by officials over the number of times he was penalised for foot faults.
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Karlovic, at 6ft 10in the tallest player ever to be ranked in the top 100, was furious after being called for a succession of foot faults, including one in the final tie-break.
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