technical foul


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technical foul

n. Sports
A foul, especially in basketball, that is called on a player, coach, or team for unsportsmanlike conduct or infringement of a rule and does not usually involve physical contact with an opponent during play.

technical foul

n
(Basketball) basketball a foul awarded for an offence, such as unsporting conduct, that does not involve physical contact with an opponent. Compare personal foul

tech′nical foul′



n.
a foul called in a game, as basketball, for unsportsmanlike conduct or delay of the game.
[1930–35]

technical foul

Usually called for unsportsmanlike conduct toward an official.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.technical foul - (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
foul - an act that violates the rules of a sport
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