Meaning of “double fault” in the English Dictionary

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"double fault" in British English

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double faultnoun [ C ]

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

(in tennis and some other games) two mistakes made one after the other by a player who is beginning a game by hitting the ball

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