Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “penalty spot”

penalty spot

noun [S]    
in football, the place painted with a white spot from which a penalty kick is takenSurfaces on which sports take placeFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of penalty spot noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of penalty spot

Translations of “penalty spot”

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More