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roughcast

[ ruhf-kast, -kahst ]
/ ˈrʌfˌkæst, -ˌkɑst /
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noun
Also called spatter dash. an exterior wall finish composed of mortar and fine pebbles mixed together and dashed against the wall.Compare pebble dash.
a crudely formed pattern or model.
verb (used with object), rough·cast, rough·cast·ing.
to cover or coat with roughcast.
to make, shape, or prepare in a rough form: to roughcast a story.
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Origin of roughcast

First recorded in 1510–20; rough + cast

OTHER WORDS FROM roughcast

roughcaster, noun
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How to use roughcast in a sentence

  • But he waved her into silence with a small, roughcast looking hand.

    Happy House|Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
  • The wall between the garden and hemp-field was roughcast with lime and pebbles.

    The Devil's Pool|George Sand

British Dictionary definitions for roughcast

roughcast
/ (ˈrʌfˌkɑːst) /

noun
a coarse plaster used to cover the surface of an external wall
any rough or preliminary form, model, etc
adjective
covered with or denoting roughcast
verb -casts, -casting or -cast
to apply roughcast to (a wall, etc)
to prepare in rough
(tr) another word for rough-hew

Derived forms of roughcast

roughcaster, noun
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