Penalty-box meaning

An area to the side of an ice-hockey rink or a playing field in which penalized players wait out the time of their penalties.
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A small, enclosed area just outside the wall surrounding the rink, where a player removed from the game must wait as a penalty.
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The large rectangular area directly in front of each goal where a foul committed by a defensive player may result in a penalty kick.
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(ice hockey) An enclosed bench where a player must remain for timed period (a penalty) that is assessed after an infraction.

Both players got to cool their heels for five minutes in their respective penalty boxes after the fight.

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(soccer) The penalty area.
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(idiomatic, figuratively) A temporary punishment, or, metaphorically, a similar setback (e.g., loss of control, embarrassment, etc.).
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