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.
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Poetic Foot vs. MeterPoetry has a lot of moving parts. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re starting to explore poetic analysis. Poetic foot and meter are a great place to start. Once you have these basics down, the rest becomes a lot easier. A poetic foot is a unit of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. Poetic meter refers to the number of feet …
- foot brake,
- foot doctor,
- foot drop,
- foot guards,
- foot in both camps, have a,
- foot in one's mouth, put one's,
- foot in the door, get one's,
- foot level
Origin of foot fault
First recorded in 1885–90
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tennis a fault that occurs when the server fails to keep both feet behind the baseline until he has served
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