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penalty area

  

      n     (Soccer)   a rectangular area in front of the goal, within which the goalkeeper may handle the ball and within which a penalty is awarded for a foul by the defending team  
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penalty  
      n   pl   , -ties  
1    a legal or official punishment, such as a term of imprisonment  
2    some other form of punishment, such as a fine or forfeit for not fulfilling a contract  
3    loss, suffering, or other unfortunate result of one's own action, error, etc.  
4      (Sport, games, etc.)   a handicap awarded against a player or team for illegal play, such as a free shot at goal by the opposing team, loss of points, etc.  
     (C16: from Medieval Latin poenalitas penalty; see penal)  


death penalty  
      n   often preceded by: the   capital punishment  
penalty area  
      n     (Soccer)   a rectangular area in front of the goal, within which the goalkeeper may handle the ball and within which a penalty is awarded for a foul by the defending team  
penalty box  
      n  
1      (Soccer)      another name for       penalty area  
2      (Ice hockey)   a bench for players serving time penalties  
penalty corner  
      n     (Hockey)   a free hit from the goal line taken by the attacking side,   (Also called)    short corner  
penalty kick  
      n  
1      (Soccer)   a free kick at the goal from a point (penalty spot) within the penalty area and 12 yards (about 11 m) from the goal, with only the goalkeeper allowed to defend it: awarded to the attacking team after a foul within the penalty area by a member of the defending team  
2      (Rugby Union)   a kick awarded after a serious foul that can be aimed straight at the goal to score three points  
penalty killer  
      n     (Ice hockey)   a good player who, when his team is short-handed because of a penalty, is sent onto the ice to prevent the other side from scoring  
penalty rates  
      pl n     (Austral. and N.Z.)   rates of pay, such as double time, paid to employees working outside normal working hours  
penalty shoot-out  
      n  
1      (Soccer)   a method of deciding the winner of a drawn match, in which players from each team attempt to score with a penalty kick  
2    a similar method of resolving a tie in hockey, ice hockey, polo, etc.  

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penalty

  
  
disadvantage, fine, forfeit, forfeiture, handicap, mulct, price, punishment, retribution  

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exp.
Area of responsability
adv.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Fig.];[Informal];[Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
n.
Type of car with a hatch at the rear of the car, above the cargo area of the aft compartment, that opens upwards when opening the boot door.
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
n.
plastic surgery consisting in removing the fat tissue from the abdominal area
popular term
n.
name given to the discomfort felt in the abdominal area in situations of stress or anxiety
also known as "butterflies in the stomach" sensation
n.
a government scheme that moves people to a new area (e.g. because a dam is being built where they live)
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