Definition of penalty box in English:

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penalty box

Pronunciation: /ˈpenəltē bäks/


Ice Hockey
An enclosure alongside the rink where players who have been assessed penalties must remain while they serve out their penalties.
Example sentences
  • He deals only in goals, and still spends hours practising his shooting with both feet from all areas of the penalty box.
  • I'm very aggressive and very emotional, so I think I've done a good job staying out of the penalty box and taking aggressive penalties.
  • But they threw away a number of scoring opportunities in the penalty box area and wasted a number of stirring goal chances.

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Syllabification: pen·al·ty box

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