double fault


double fault

double fault Word Origin noun

  1. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) two faults in succession, resulting in the loss of the point, the loss of the serve, or both.

Origin of double fault First recorded in 1905–10 British Dictionary definitions for double fault double fault noun

  1. the serving of two faults in succession, thereby losing a point

verb double-fault

  1. (intr) to serve a double fault

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