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penalty kick

noun

Simple Definition of penalty kick

  • : a kick in soccer or rugby that a player makes when the other team has broken a rule

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of penalty kick

  1. 1 :  a free kick in rugby

  2. 2 :  a free kick at the goal in soccer made from a point 12 yards in front of the goal and allowed for certain violations within a designated area around the goal

1889

First Known Use of penalty kick

1889


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