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[ruhf-kuht] /ˈrʌfˈkʌt/
cut into small, irregular pieces (contrasted with fine-cut):
rough-cut tobacco.
Origin of rough-cut
First recorded in 1965-70

rough cut

noun, Movies.
the first assembly of a film following preliminary cutting and editing.
Compare final cut.
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In her rough-cut features there was an element of lurking malevolence.

    The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann
  • Arches in brickwork may be classed under three heads: plain arches, rough-cut and gauged.

  • A fragrant woodbine formed a beautiful lattice-work over the rough-cut hole in the wall which answered for a window.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • The cottage came in view, and a bright light streamed through the rough-cut window.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • Together they followed Stark up the rough-cut stair that led to the top of the Wall.

    Black Amazon of Mars Leigh Brackett
British Dictionary definitions for rough-cut


a first edited version of a film with the scenes in sequence and the soundtrack synchronized
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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