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FOUL LINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does foul line mean? 

FOUL LINE (noun)
  The noun FOUL LINE has 3 senses:

1. a line from which basketball players take penalty shots
2. a line across a bowling alley that a bowler must not cross
3. lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field

  Familiarity information: FOUL LINE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOUL LINE (noun)


Sense 1foul line [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line from which basketball players take penalty shots

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("foul line" is a kind of...):

line (in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area)

Holonyms ("foul line" is a part of...):

key; paint ((basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court)


Sense 2foul line [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line across a bowling alley that a bowler must not cross

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("foul line" is a kind of...):

line (in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area)

Holonyms ("foul line" is a part of...):

alley; bowling alley; skittle alley (a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins)


Sense 3foul line [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("foul line" is a kind of...):

line (in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area)

Holonyms ("foul line" is a part of...):

ball field; baseball field; diamond (the baseball playing field)


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