(Ice) hockey: A penalty called when a player throws an opponent violently into the boards, especially if the opponent is hit from behind. This is illegal because of the potential for serious injury.

If an injury does result, a major penalty is assessed, otherwise a minor penalty is called.

Board"ing, n.

1. Naut.

The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose.

Both slain at one time, as they attempted the boarding of a frigate. Sir F. Drake.


The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards.


The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay.

Boarding house, a house in which boarders are kept. -- Boarding nettings Naut., a strong network of cords or ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy from boarding it. -- Boarding pike Naut., a pike used by sailors in boarding a vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. Totten. -- Boarding school, a school in which pupils receive board and lodging as well as instruction.


© Webster 1913.

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