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Meaning of penalty kick

pen'alty kick"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Soccer. Soccer.
  1. a free kick awarded for an infraction committed by a defensive player in the penalty area and taken by the offensive player who has been fouled from a point 12 yd. (11 m) directly in front of the goal.
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