Definition of personal foul in English:
Sports A rule violation involving illegal contact, as (in basketball) touching a player who is in the act of shooting.
- He got one rebound, committed one personal foul, and missed one shot in two minutes.
- When he retired after 13 seasons, he owned the franchise records for games, points, free throws, assists, steals and personal fouls.
- Defensively, the team has committed more than its share of personal fouls.