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Related to penalty area: Penalty spot
1. An area marked on a soccer field in front of each goal within which a violation of the rules by a defending player results in a penalty kick.
2. An area to the side of a playing field, as in lacrosse, in which penalized players wait out the time of their penalties.
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(Soccer) soccer a rectangular area in front of the goal, within which the goalkeeper may handle the ball and within which a penalty is awarded for a foul by the defending team
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
(in soccer) an area in front of the goal within which an infraction committed by a defensive player will lead to a penalty kick.
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