[ ruhf-sawn ]
/ ˈrʌfˈsɔn /
(of wood) used as originally cut, without smoothing or sanding: shingles of rough-sawn cedar.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of rough-sawn
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby rough-sawn
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Example sentences from the Web for rough-sawn
The frame addition is covered with rough-sawn redwood lap siding over half-inch vapor-sealed sheathing.Green Spring Farm|Ross Netherton