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penalty stroke

noun, Golf.
a stroke added to a score for a rule infraction.
Origin of penalty stroke
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A penalty stroke shall not be counted the stroke of a player, and shall not affect the rotation of play.

  • (n) A "penalty stroke" is a stroke added to the score of a side under certain rules, and does not affect the rotation of play.

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