penalty kick


: a free kick in rugby
: 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

Examples of penalty kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The match’s only goal was a 32nd-minute penalty kick from Pride forward Adriana, who deposited the ball in the left corner behind Bay keeper Katelyn Rowland. Staff and Wire Reports, The Mercury News, 12 May 2024 In her three matches since the trade, Sánchez has taken several corner kicks and a free kick from 25 yards out that led to Shaw taking and making the first penalty kick by a Wave player other than Morgan, who has converted all seven of those shots. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for penalty kick 

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of penalty kick was in 1889

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“Penalty kick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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