Definition of penalty area in English:

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penalty area

noun

Soccer
The rectangular area marked out in front of each goal, within which a foul by a defender involves the award of a penalty kick and outside which the goalkeeper is not allowed to handle the ball.
Example sentences
  • A free-out is a free-kick awarded to the defending team in their own penalty area.
  • Now then, Croatia have a free-kick just outside the left edge of the penalty area.
  • It's time for the ref to do something ludicrous and give a penalty, even if the ball is nowhere near the penalty area.

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