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  1. (sports) An area where players are temporarily confined while suspended from play following an infringement of the rules of the game.
    • 1985: Nicholas Mosely, Accident (ISBN 0916583112)
      Tommy Parker had propped Sporting World against a waterjug. He said "I see Max de Woppa spent three minutes in the sin bin."
    • 2005: Rachel K. Gibson or Janet Evanovich or Alexandra Barnaby, The Trouble With Valentine's Day or Metro Girl
      Rob received a minor penalty, and as he served out his three minutes kicking back in the sin bin, Chinook's sniper, Pierre Dion, shot from the point.
    • 2007:David Ellaray, quoted in The Marketing of Sport by Simon Chadwick and John G. Beech (ISBN 027368826X)
      I would like to see the sin bin used instead of yellow cards.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a place for transgressors, a limbo; an area in which one may confine one's self after (or in order to avert) transgressions.
    • 1999: Brian Moynahan, Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned
      It was hardly a concession. for he regarded Siberia as his sin bin, a place to take to when a cooling-off period was needed.
  3. (Australia) (colloquial) A panel van with a bed installed in the back.

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