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An enclosure alongside the rink where players who have been assessed penalties must remain while they serve out their penalties.
- ‘Both teams had high expectations coming into the season, yet have struggled because they can't stay out of the penalty box.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But they threw away a number of scoring opportunities in the penalty box area and wasted a number of stirring goal chances.’
- ‘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.’
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