Definition of Footfault

1. Noun. A fault that occurs when the server in tennis fails to keep both feet behind the baseline.

Group relationships: Lawn Tennis, Tennis
Generic synonyms: Fault



Definition of Footfault

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Footfault

footcare
footcloth
footcloths
footdragger
footdraggers
footdragging
footdraggings
footed
footedness
footer
footered
footering
footers
footfall
footfalls
footfault (current term)
footfaulted
footfaulting
footfaults
footgear
footgears
footglove
footgloves
foothalt

Literary usage of Footfault

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art of Lawn Tennis by William Tatem Tilden (1922)
"I can only say that a footfault is crossing or touching the line with either foot before the ball is delivered, or it is a jump or step. ..."

2. Modern Tennis by P. A. Vaile (1917)
"Many people, even experienced players, are under the impression that in order to make a footfault it is necessary to have one foot on the lino or one foot ..."

3. Tennis as I Play it by Maurice Evans McLoughlin (1915)
"It is this point, which occupies so much more time to describe than it does to accomplish, that many footfault linesmen fail to note and I am guilty of ..."

4. The Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide. edited by Joseph T Whittelsey, Irving C Wright (1915)
"If every Club holding an authorized tournament will make a special effort to secure for their tournament a "footfault Committee" and will have such ..."

5. The Secrets of Lawn Tennis by F. W. Payn (1906)
"... suffers mishaps which are liable to turn the scale in a close match owing to the prevailing ignorance of linesmen as to what constitutes a " footfault. ..."

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