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foot fault

noun, Tennis.
1.
a fault consisting in the failure of the server 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.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Thus the responsibility to avoid committing a foot fault rests solely on the server's spirit of good sportsmanship.
British Dictionary definitions for foot fault

foot fault

noun
1.
(tennis) a fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served
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