penalty goal


Definition of penalty goal

1 : a goal in rugby or soccer that results from a penalty kick
2 : a goal in field hockey resulting from a penalty bully
3 : an automatic goal in ice hockey awarded an attacking team if an opponent throws his stick at the puck in his own defense zone

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“Penalty goal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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