Dictionary.com

roughcast

[ ruhf-kast, -kahst ]
/ ˈrʌfˌkæst, -ˌkɑst /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: roughcast / roughcasting on Thesaurus.com

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.

QUIZZES

WERE YOU BAMBOOZLED BY THE WORDS FROM FEBRUARY?

We understand! Words are tricky that way. Take this quiz on the Words of the Day from February, 2021, to show that you’re far from frumious!
Question 1 of 10
Which Word of the Day means “happening within or being the created world of a story”?

Origin of roughcast

First recorded in 1510–20; rough + cast
roughcaster, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
  • 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
roughcaster, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!