noun Ice Hockey.
an enclosed space adjacent to the rink for penalized players, the penalty timekeeper, the game timekeeper, and the official scorer.
Origin of penalty box
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for penalty box
soccer another name for penalty area
ice hockey a bench for players serving time penalties
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