Definition of penalty box in English:

penalty box

Line breaks: pen|alty box

noun

  • 1 Soccer another term for penalty area.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

More definitions of penalty box

Definition of penalty box in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space