penalty-kick

penalty kick

noun Soccer.
a free kick awarded for an infraction committed by a defensive player in the penalty area and taken by the offensive player who has been fouled from a point 12 yards (11 meters) directly in front of the goal.

Origin:
1885–90

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1.  soccer a free kick at the goal from a point (penalty spot) within the penalty area and 12 yards (about 11 m) from the goal, with only the goalkeeper allowed to defend it: awarded to the attacking team after a foul within the penalty area by a member of the defending team
2.  rugby Union a kick awarded after a serious foul that can be aimed straight at the goal to score three points

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