Entry from US English dictionary
A mistake made on an easy shot by a competitor in a nonpressure situation.
- Both cuemen made countless unforced errors, missed easy pots, and failed to take break-building chances.
- The game was still close, balancing on a handful of mistimed shots and unforced errors.
- When losing or in a pressure situation, they would commit unforced errors, so I didn't get tired playing them.
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Syllabification: un·forced er·ror
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