either of two poles, one on each foul line, being the vertical continuation of the outfield fence or wall, used by the umpire as a sight line in determining whether a fly ball hit near the foul line is a fair or foul ball.
[foulz] /faʊlz/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology. 1. . [foul] /faʊl/ adjective, fouler, foulest. 1. grossly offensive to the senses; disgustingly loathsome; noisome: a foul smell. 2. containing or characterized by offensive or noisome matter: foul air; foul stagnant water. 3. filthy or dirty, as places, receptacles, clothes, etc. 4. muddy, as […]
noun, Basketball. 1. a throw from the foul line, given a player after a foul has been called against an opponent. 2. a score of one point made on this throw. noun 1. (basketball) an unimpeded shot at the basket from the free-throw line given for a technical fault (one free shot) or a foul […]
noun, Baseball. 1. a pitched ball that glances off the bat into foul territory, usually near the catcher, ruled a strike if the catcher catches it before it hits the ground, otherwise ruled an ordinary foul ball.
[foul-uhp] /ˈfaʊlˌʌp/ noun, Informal. 1. a condition of difficulty or disorder brought on by inefficiency, stupidity, etc. 2. failure of a mechanical part to operate correctly. 3. a person who habitually makes mistakes; bungler. noun [1940s+; a euphemism for fuck-up]