penalty box


noun Ice Hockey.

an enclosed space adjacent to the rink for penalized players, the penalty timekeeper, the game timekeeper, and the official scorer.

Nearby words

  1. penality,
  2. penalize,
  3. penally,
  4. penalty,
  5. penalty area,
  6. penalty corner,
  7. penalty double,
  8. penalty kick,
  9. penalty killer,
  10. penalty point

Origin of penalty box

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for penalty box

penalty box

noun

soccer another name for penalty area
ice hockey a bench for players serving time penalties
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