One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Socceranother term for penalty area
- ‘By the time the referee has sorted out all the pushing and shoving in the penalty box injury time is nearly over.’
- ‘Until they reach the penalty box, Chelsea look like a team that could win the premiership’
- ‘Finally, the goalkeeper will normally come forward and punt it aimlessly into the opposition penalty box - not before first moving the ball another several yards forward.’
- ‘He also caused some distraction in their penalty box and took his goal well.’
- ‘Yeah I know I was in line with the penalty box at that end - great view.’
An area beside the rink reserved for penalized players and an official who records penalties.
- ‘I'm very aggressive and very emotional, so I think I've done a good job staying out of the penalty box and taking aggressive penalties.’
- ‘Both teams had high expectations coming into the season, yet have struggled because they can't stay out of the penalty box.’
- ‘But they threw away a number of scoring opportunities in the penalty box area and wasted a number of stirring goal chances.’
- ‘He deals only in goals, and still spends hours practising his shooting with both feet from all areas of the penalty box.’
- ‘The two combatants then trundle off to the penalty box and the ‘real’ game resumes.’
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