Definition of short corner in English:

short corner

Line breaks: short cor¦ner


  • (In field hockey) a penalty hit taken from a spot on the goal line relatively close to the goalposts (but not within ten yards).
    More example sentences
    • They were awarded numerous short corners of which two came extremely close to being converted.
    • As the first half drew to a close, Lytham won a short corner that was well worked to create a clear shot from which they scored.
    • Pakistan had scored just 6 goals from the 34 short corners awarded during the Australian tour.

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