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penalty shot

noun

Simple Definition of penalty shot

  • : a shot in hockey that a player makes when the other team has broken a rule

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of penalty shot

  1. :  an unhindered shot at the goal in ice hockey awarded to an individual for certain violations by an opponent

Circa 1948

First Known Use of penalty shot

circa 1948


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