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Noun: penalty box  pe-n(u)l-tee bóks
  1. (ice hockey) an enclosed bench to the side of an ice-hockey rink for players who are serving time penalties
  2. (soccer) rectangular area in front of the goal; if a defender fouls in this area the other side are given a penalty kick
    - penalty area, box

Derived forms: penalty boxes

Type of: bench

Part of: ice hockey rink, ice-hockey rink

Encyclopedia: Penalty box