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penalty area

noun, Soccer.
1.
the area, 44 yards (40 meters) wide and 18 yards (16 meters) deep, centered on the goal line and extending in front of the goal, where a foul by a defensive player results in a penalty kick for the offensive team.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for penalty-area

penalty area

noun
1.
(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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