from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area to the side of an ice-hockey rink in which penalized players wait out the time of their penalties.
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- n. An enclosed bench where a player must remain for timed period (a penalty) that is assessed after an infraction.
- n. The penalty area.
- n. A temporary punishment, or, metaphorically, a similar setback (e.g., loss of control, embarrassment, etc.).
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- n. (ice hockey) an enclosed bench to the side of an ice-hockey rink for players who are serving time penalties
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