penalty box


penalty box

noun

: the area beside an ice hockey rink where a player who has been given a penalty sits for a certain amount of time

Full Definition of PENALTY BOX

:  an area alongside an ice hockey rink to which penalized players are confined for the duration of their penalty

First Known Use of PENALTY BOX

1931

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