penalty kick

noun

Definition of penalty kick

1 :a free kick in rugby
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

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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