(in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) two faults in succession, resulting in the loss of the point, the loss of the serve, or both.
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Origin of double fault
First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for double fault
/ tennis /
the serving of two faults in succession, thereby losing a point
(intr) to serve a double fault
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