Significado de "penalty" - Learner’s Dictionary

penalty

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈpenəlti/
PUNISHMENT

B2 a punishment for doing something which is against a law or rule:

There's a £50 penalty for late cancellation of tickets.
SPORTS ADVANTAGE

B2 in sports, an advantage given to a team when the opposing team has broken a rule:

They won a penalty in the first five minutes of the game.
a penalty goal/kick
→ See also death penalty

(Definición de penalty del Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)