(Brit) an endorsement on a driving licence due to a motoring offence: he also got eight penalty points on his licence
a point awarded against a sports team or competitor for an infringement of the rules
- Penalty rates
plural noun 1. (Austral & NZ) rates of pay, such as double time, paid to employees working outside normal working hours
- Penalty shoot-out
noun 1. (soccer) a method of deciding the winner of a drawn match, in which players from each team attempt to score with a penalty kick 2. a similar method of resolving a tie in hockey, ice hockey, polo, etc
noun, Ice Hockey. 1. a free shot at the goal defended only by the goalkeeper, awarded to an offensive player for certain defensive violations.
noun, Golf. 1. a stroke added to a score for a rule infraction.