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penalty kick

penalty kick

noun

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

Full Definition of PENALTY KICK

1
:  a free kick in rugby
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

First Known Use of PENALTY KICK

1889

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