Penalty-area meaning

An area marked on a soccer field in front of each goal within which a violation of the rules by a defending player results in a penalty kick.
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An area to the side of a playing field, as in lacrosse, in which penalized players wait out the time of their penalties.
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(soccer) An area of a soccer pitch extending 18 yards out of the goal, inside which a penalty is given to the offensive team if a foul is made by the defensive team.
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