penalty box

noun
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of penalty box

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

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First Known Use of penalty box

1914


PENALTY BOX Defined for English Language Learners

penalty box

noun

Definition of penalty box for English Language Learners

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


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