Sin-bin meaning

In sports such as hockey and lacrosse, the penalty box or penalty area.
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(sports) An area where players are temporarily confined while suspended from play following an infringement of the rules of the game.
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(figuratively) A place for transgressors, a limbo; a place of confinement or self-isolation after (in order to avert) transgressions; a state of disgrace.
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(US, Australia, colloquial) A panel van with a bed installed in the back.
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(sports, usually in passive voice) To send a player off temporarily following an infringement of a rule in a game.
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Alternative form of sin bin.
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(sports) To send (a player) to the sin bin, to temporarily dismiss from the playing field.
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Origin of sin-bin

  • Apparently Australian. Usage of the panel van sense is influenced by the US trade name.

    From Wiktionary