Meaning of “double fault” in the English Dictionary


"double fault" in English

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double faultnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdʌb.əl ˈfɒlt/ us /ˌdʌb.əl ˈfɑːlt/

Examples from literature

  • I began the match at Wimbledon by serving a double fault, and lost several games by doing the same thing in the first set. 
  • To fail to serve the ball over the net and in the proper place is called a "fault." The player has two chances and to fail in both is called "a double fault." 

(Definition of “double fault” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)