penalty shot


Definition of penalty shot

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

Examples of penalty shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Naeher wasn’t around to face the penalty shot that decided Monday’s game, leaving in the 30th minute with a hyperextended right knee. Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2021 Canada’s Jessie Fleming converted the penalty shot against backup goalie Adrianna Franch, who dove to her right but couldn’t catch it. Sean Gregory/kashima, Time, 2 Aug. 2021 Wolf was up to the challenge Wednesday, making eight saves against Spain in a game that turned on a penalty shot. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2021 And her teammates did a good job protecting her, with Franch’s first touch coming in first-half stoppage time and her first shot on goal on Fleming’s penalty shot. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2021 But in the 81st minute, Naeher stopped a Lieke Martens a penalty shot to keep the game tied. Sean Gregory/yokohama, Time, 30 July 2021 The first goal of the match came in the 26th minute as Nazon converted on a penalty shot to get Haiti on the board. Mallory Schnell,, 2 July 2021 With seven seconds left in a tie game, Ramona senior Casey Schwettman converted a penalty shot in the Division III final for the Bulldogs’ first crown. Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 June 2021 That gave the scoring opportunity to Anthony Miron, who put the penalty shot into the net for a 1-1 tie late in the second half. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of penalty shot

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of penalty shot was in 1921

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29 Aug 2021

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“Penalty shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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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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