penalty kick

noun

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


PENALTY KICK Defined for English Language Learners

penalty kick

noun

Definition of penalty kick for English Language Learners

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



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