Definition of roughing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

roughing

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈrʌfɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌfɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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(in ice hockey and American football) an illegal use of force, for which a penalty may be given
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: roughing