penalty kick


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

Examples of penalty kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Eagles were awarded a penalty kick in the final 10 minutes of the contest, which Lauren Pellegrini converted to put Centennial down 2-1. Jacob Calvin Meyer,, 1 Oct. 2021 In the 78th minute, with the Warriors ahead, New Bedford center back Ian DaCosta, who had moved up front as the Whalers searched for an equalizer, was tripped in the box and awarded a penalty kick., 7 Sep. 2021 Santi Moar added an insurance goal via penalty kick in the 90th minute. Arizona Republic, The Arizona Republic, 6 Sep. 2021 Pulisic scored the game-winner in the Nations League final on a penalty kick in the second half of overtime, and Ethan Horvath secured the title by saving a PK in stoppage time. Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2021 Josef Martinez scored on a penalty kick in the 78th minute for his 100th MLS goal and host Atlanta United beat Inter Miami 1-0. San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Sep. 2021 Chang remembers watching Sampras on the ropes, choosing correctly like a soccer goalie on a penalty kick and flinging his racket at what seemed a clear crosscourt winner that dribbled over the net. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Sep. 2021 The Wright State commit later finished the scoring on a penalty kick to lift the visiting Huskies to a 2-0 DuPage Valley Conference victory at Memorial Stadium. Matt Le Cren,, 22 Sep. 2021 Christian Makoun scored on a penalty kick in the 95th minute and Inter Miami beat 10-man Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak in club history., 15 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of penalty kick

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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15 Oct 2021

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“Penalty kick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of penalty kick

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

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