Definition of Technical foul

1. Noun. (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.

Exact synonyms: Technical
Category relationships: Basketball, Basketball Game, Hoops
Generic synonyms: Foul

Definition of Technical foul

1. Noun. (basketball) Any infraction of the rules penalized as a foul which does not involve physical contact during the course of play between players on the court, or is a foul by a non-player. ¹

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Literary usage of Technical foul

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

1. Swimming and Watermanship by Louis de B. Handley (1922)
"The penalty for a technical foul shall be a free throw at an unguarded goal from the 15- foot mark, which if successful will count one point. ..."

2. At Home in the Water: Swimming, Diving, Life Saving, Water Sports, Natatoriums by George Hebden Corsan (1914)
"... allowed the opposing team for every technical foul and two free trials for each personal foul committed. 12, Fouls and Penalties: Fouls shall be of two ..."

3. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"What is the difference between a technical foul and a personal foul? What difference is there in the penalty dealt out for them? What advantage has basket ..."

4. Through Ramona's Country by George Wharton James (1908)
"If he committed a technical foul, it will certainly be admitted by all hands that there was no suspicion of unfair or improper conduct on his part. ..."

5. Why Small Groups?: Together Toward Maturity by C J Mahaney (1996)
"LJ The technical foul: Presuming that God will never speak to you through anyone who is not at a specific level of maturity and holiness. ..."

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