penalty kick

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Noun[change]

Singular
penalty kick

Plural
penalty kicks

  1. (football/soccer) A penalty kick is a free-kick that is taken from the penalty spot; it is taken after a defensive foul in the penalty box and the goalkeeper is the only person on the field to defend against it.
    The penalty kick saved them from defeat today.
A footballer is about to take a penalty kick.

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