- cut into small, irregular pieces (contrasted with fine-cut): rough-cut tobacco.
Origin of rough-cut
First recorded in 1965–70
- the first assembly of a film following preliminary cutting and editing.
Compare final cut.
Origin of rough cut
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for rough-cut
In her rough-cut features there was an element of lurking malevolence.The Goose Man
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.
The cottage came in view, and a bright light streamed through the rough-cut window.
Together they followed Stark up the rough-cut stair that led to the top of the Wall.Black Amazon of Mars
- a first edited version of a film with the scenes in sequence and the soundtrack synchronized
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