Definition of short corner in English:

short corner


  • (in field hockey) a penalty hit taken from a spot on the goal line relatively close to the goalposts (but not within ten yards).

    • ‘All three Sefton goals were scored from short corners.’
    • ‘Pakistan had scored just 6 goals from the 34 short corners awarded during the Australian tour.’
    • ‘They were awarded numerous short corners of which two came extremely close to being converted.’
    • ‘As the first half drew to a close, Lytham won a short corner that was well worked to create a clear shot from which they scored.’
    • ‘Despite winning a number of short corners, Doncaster were shut out by James Riley and sweeper Luke Griggs in textbook fashion.’