Definition of penalty box in English:

penalty box

Line breaks: pen|alty box

noun

1 Soccer another term for penalty area.
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  • By the time the referee has sorted out all the pushing and shoving in the penalty box injury time is nearly over.
  • Finally, the goalkeeper will normally come forward and punt it aimlessly into the opposition penalty box - not before first moving the ball another several yards forward.
  • Until they reach the penalty box, Chelsea look like a team that could win the premiership
2 Ice Hockey An area beside the rink reserved for penalized players and an official who records penalties.
More 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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