Definition of roughing in English:

roughing

noun

Ice Hockey
  • 1Unnecessary or excessive use of force, for which a penalty may be assessed.

    ‘both players draw five minutes for roughing’
    • ‘There were so many ridiculous penalties for body contact and roughing that I felt like the referee was playing schoolmaster to the players.’
    1. 1.1 Illegal bodily contact with the quarterback or kicker, for which a penalty is assessed.

Pronunciation

roughing

/ˈrəfiNG/