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roughing-in

[ ruhf-ing-in ]
/ ˈrʌf ɪŋˈɪn /
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noun Building Trades.

the act or process of applying a base coat of plaster to a masonry surface.
the act or process of installing plumbing that will later be concealed.

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Origin of roughing-in

First recorded in 1815–25
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