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

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Sergio Ramos, Kaka and Ronaldo all missed as Bayern won a penalty shoot-out six years ago, only to lose the final on home soil to Chelsea. Afp,, "Heynckes on Real Madrid draw: 'I hope Ronaldo does not have a good day'," 13 Apr. 2018 Rinne’s biggest save came on a penalty shot by Matt Nieto in the second period to keep the game scoreless. Pat Graham, The Seattle Times, "Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600," 21 Jan. 2019 Eric Dier put home the final penalty shot past David Ospina for England's first such World Cup victory, after a tradition of PK misery. Nihal Kolur,, "How to Watch Sweden vs. England: World Cup Live Stream, TV Channel, Time," 7 July 2018 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., "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,, "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., "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,, "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

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First Known Use of penalty shot

1921, in the meaning defined above

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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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