Definition of technical foul in English:

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technical foul


A violation of certain rules of the game, not usually involving physical contact, but often involving unsportsmanlike actions.
Example sentences
  • All coaches, players, and parents will be allowed 3 unsportsmanlike technical fouls per basketball season.
  • I earned my share of technical fouls and, to this day, there are a few referees who still hold it against me.
  • Failure to respect the administrative facets of the game usually results in technical fouls.

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Syllabification: tech·ni·cal foul

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