penalty spot

a small white spot, painted on the grass, twelve yards in front of the centre of the goal line, from which all penalty kicks are taken

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  • penalty spot — noun (in football and hockey) a spot marked in front of the goal from which a penalty kick or shot is taken • • • Main Entry: ↑penalty …   Useful english dictionary

  • penalty spot — penalty ,spot noun count in soccer, the place where a player puts the ball when they are taking a PENALTY KICK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • penalty spot — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms penalty spot : singular penalty spot plural penalty spots in football, the place where a player puts the ball when they are taking a penalty kick …   English dictionary

  • penalty spot — /ˈpɛnəlti spɒt/ (say penuhltee spot) noun Soccer a mark 11 metres in front of the goal on which the ball is placed for a penalty kick …   Australian English dictionary

  • penalty spot — noun Soccer the point within the penalty area from which penalty kicks are taken …   English new terms dictionary

  • spot kick — noun (football) A kick made from the penalty spot • • • Main Entry: ↑spot * * * ˈspot kick 7 [spot kick] noun (BrE) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Penalty area — The penalty area (colloquiallly also known as the 18 yard box, penalty box or simply the box), is an area of an association football pitch. It is rectangular and extends 16.5 metres (18 yards) to each side of the goal and 16.5 metres in front of… …   Wikipedia

  • Penalty kick — A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football, taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the defending team between the penalty taker and the goal.A penalty kick is… …   Wikipedia

  • spot — I n. mark, stain 1) to leave, make a spot 2) to get out, remove a spot 3) a grease spot mark on the skin 4) a beauty spot area, place 5) a high; isolated, secluded; low spot 6) (soccer) the penalty spot 7) at a spot (let s meet at this same spot… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • spot — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 small mark on the skin ⇨ See also ↑pimple ADJECTIVE ▪ beauty ▪ She had a small beauty spot on the left side of her face. ▪ liver VERB + SPOT ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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