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English definition of “penalty area”

penalty area

noun [C usually singular]     (also penalty box, 18-yard box, area, box)
in football, the area surrounded by white lines in front of the goalSurfaces on which sports take placeFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of penalty area noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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