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penalty box

noun Ice Hockey.
  1. an enclosed space adjacent to the rink for penalized players, the penalty timekeeper, the game timekeeper, and the official scorer.
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Origin of penalty box

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for penalty box

penalty box

noun
  1. soccer another name for penalty area
  2. ice hockey a bench for players serving time penalties
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