penalty area

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penalty area

n.
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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penalty area

n
(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
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pen′alty ar`ea


n.
(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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Translations

penalty area

penalty box n (Brit) (Ftbl) → area di rigore
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Between the two penalty areas Newcastle's display was good.
Academy Manager Glenn Roeder said: "I was content with what we did between the two penalty areas but I wasn't content with what we did in the two penalty areas."
The game was never a classic with promising moves breaking down on the fringes of the penalty areas, as neither side possessed a player who could produce the killer pass or the match-winning finish.