penalty area(redirected from penalty areas)
Related to penalty areas: Goal area
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.
(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
(in soccer) an area in front of the goal within which an infraction committed by a defensive player will lead to a penalty kick.