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.

Origin:
1930–35

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penalty box
 
n
1.  soccer another name for penalty area
2.  ice hockey a bench for players serving time penalties

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Example sentences
He sat in the penalty box while the fights took place.
Minority parties always look weak and inept in the penalty box.
Other markings include the goal box, penalty box, and penalty spot.
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