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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 of penalty box
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for penalty box
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for penalty box

penalty box

(soccer) another name for penalty area
(hockey:Ice) a bench for players serving time penalties
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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