Definition of foul line noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    foul line

    BrE BrE//ˈfaʊl laɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfaʊl laɪn//
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  1. 1(in baseball) either of two lines that show the area inside which the ball must be hit See related entries: Baseball
  2. 2(in basketball) a line from which a player is allowed to try to throw the ball into the basket after a foul
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: foul line