personal foul
noun Date: circa 1829 a foul in a game (as basketball) involving usually physical contact with or deliberate roughing of an opponent — compare technical foul

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  • Personal foul — In basketball, a personal foul is a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent. It is the most common type of foul in basketball. Due to the nature of the game, personal fouls occur on occasions and are not always …   Wikipedia

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  • personal foul — noun a foul that involves unnecessarily rough contact (as in basketball or football) • Topics: ↑sport, ↑athletics • Hypernyms: ↑foul * * * noun, pl ⋯ fouls [count] basketball : a foul that involves physical contact with an opponent compare… …   Useful english dictionary

  • personal foul — per′sonal foul′ n. spo a foul called in a game, as basketball or football, for illegal body contact or rough, unsportsmanlike play • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • personal foul — Sports. a foul called in certain games, as basketball or football, for illegal body contact or rough, unsportsmanlike play. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • personal foul — noun a breach of the rules in certain sports, particularly involving dangerous play …   Wiktionary

  • Personal foul (basketball) — For the CSI: NY episode, see Personal Foul (CSI: NY). In basketball, a personal foul is a breach of the rules that concerns illegal personal contact with an opponent. It is the most common type of foul in basketball. Due to the nature of the game …   Wikipedia

  • Foul — may refer to:*Foul (sports), an unfair or illegal sports act, including: **Foul (football), in football (soccer), an unfair act by a player as deemed by the referee **Professional foul, in football (soccer) or rugby, a deliberate act of foul play …   Wikipedia

  • Foul (sports) — In sports, a foul is an inappropriate or unfair act by a player as deemed by a referee. A foul may be intentional or accidental, and often results in a penalty.Individual sports may have different types of fouls. For example, in basketball, a… …   Wikipedia

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