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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's outburst came after being called for multiple foot-faults during his defeat to Murray.
Yet, Karlovic insisted that he had never had a problem with foot-faults before.
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``What really annoyed me was the foot-faults. They have to let the players win the matches rather than the line judges.
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The fourth seed was playing James Blake, one of the few black players in the draw, when he complained about two foot-faults called by Marion Johnson.