foul line

[foul line] {n.} 1. Either of two lines separating fair from foulground in baseball.

Willie hit the ball just inside the foul linefor a double.

2. A line across the upper end of a bowling alleyacross which a bowler must not step.

John bowled a strike but itdidn't count because he stepped over the foul line.

3. A line on thefloor in front of the basket in basketball, from which foul shots aremade.

Tony scored eight points from the foul line.