penalty shot

noun

Definition of penalty shot 

: an unhindered shot at the goal in ice hockey awarded to an individual for certain violations by an opponent

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Maia played alongside Neymar and Gabriel Jesus, as Brazil dispelled the disappointment of the 2014 World Cup to win gold in a penalty shoot-out against Germany. SI.com, "Newcastle Have Bid For Lille's Brazilian Wonderkid Rejected," 9 July 2018 After back-to-back penalty shoot-outs, Brazil versus Mexico and Belgium's pulsating comeback against Japan, there was always a danger this last-16 tie would struggle to deliver, even on low expectations. Thomas Allnutt, chicagotribune.com, "Sweden book place in World Cup quarter-finals after edging past Switzerland," 3 July 2018 Pickford saved Carlos Bacca's effort to help his nation claim their first ever penalty shoot out win in a World Cup tournament. SI.com, "Jordan Pickford Hits Back at Thibaut Courtois' Height Jab After Colombia Penalty Heroics," 4 July 2018 Conley, who did not attempt a penalty kick in the state final, missed on her penalty shot in Friday's win over Neuqua Valley. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Lily Conley helps New Trier girls soccer win Naperville invite: 'It was a good step for us'," 1 May 2018 But after evening the score at 1 to 1 on a penalty shot early on, the Russians dug in, keeping the Spanish at bay for nearly two hours. Anatoly Kurmanaev, WSJ, "Moscow Celebrates After Surprise World Cup Win," 1 July 2018 Appearing at the World Cup for the first time in 36 years, Peru had overwhelming fan support in the Mordovia Arena and the bulk of scoring chances, including a late first-half penalty shot that Christian Cueva sent sailing over the crossbar. Brett Martel, BostonGlobe.com, "Kasper Schmeichel dazzles in goal to help lift Denmark past Peru," 16 June 2018 There was elation and exasperation for American and Canadian fans respectively on Thursday, after the United States defeated their rivals in a penalty shoot-out to win the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics women's hockey gold. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "MHI climbs to No. 34 spot on Builder 100 national ranking," 31 May 2018 Murray stopped Marchand's penalty shot with 1:01 to play in regulation to force overtime, setting the stage for Malkin to end it. USA TODAY, "Malkin's overtime goal rallies Penguins to win over Bruins," 7 Jan. 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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penalty shot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of penalty shot

: a shot in hockey that a player makes when the other team has broken a rule

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