penalty box definition

  • noun:
    • a place sideways of an ice-hockey rink for which penalized people wait out of the time of their penalties.
    • a specific workbench in which a person must continue to be for timed duration (a penalty) that's assessed after an infraction.
    • The penalty location.
    • A temporary discipline, or, metaphorically, an equivalent setback (age.g., losing control, shame, etc.).
    • (ice hockey) a specific workbench sideways of an ice-hockey rink for players who will be providing time penalties

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