Definition of penalty shoot-out noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


penalty shoot-out

BrE BrE//ˌpenəlti ˈʃuːt aʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpenəlti ˈʃuːt aʊt//
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(in football (soccer )) a way of deciding the winner when both teams have the same score at the end of a game. Each team is given a number of chances to kick the ball into the goal and the team that scores the most goals wins. See related entries: Soccer
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