penalty kick definition by Webster's New World
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Soccer, Rugby any kick awarded to a team as a result of a penalty given to an opponent; esp., in soccer, a 12-yard kick from directly in front of the goal, awarded for a foul committed by a defensive player who was inside the goalie's penalty box
penalty kick definition by American Heritage Dictionary
In soccer, a free kick on the goal defended only by the goalkeeper, awarded when a defensive player has committed a foul in the penalty area.