American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A print of a movie that has not been completely edited.
- adj. Lacking manners and finesse: "a rough-cut man who drew his life with a broad stroke” ( Clif Garboden).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having coarse or rough teeth, as a file designed for rough work.
- n. A coarse file.
- n. A roughing-cut; the first cut taken on a piece of work by a machine-tool; a coarse or heavy cut to remove superfluous metal.
- adj. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
- adj. of stone or timber; shaped roughly without finishing
“Harry suggested we use two-inch-thick rough-cut planks cut with a slight taper to suggest pièce-sur-pièce construction, using a third of the material and less heavy labor.”
“For £5, I got a slice of dense, rough-cut, seriously piggy pork pie the size of my outstretched hand and as deep as my index finger, alongside a pile of decent, fluffy skin-on chips.”
“UNCUT Edges that are rough-cut, rather than being neatly trimmed by the binders.”
“I can't comment on the "previously on," having previewed the episode on a rough-cut screener.”
“She settled herself in front of a rough-cut block of scarred marble, green with moss, chipped at one corner.”
“Armour clattering and grating on the rough-cut rock walls, they jog through the cool tunnel towards the Persian mine.”
“The tracks, called motordromes, were made of rough-cut lumber and banked steeply--sometimes more than 60 degrees.”
“The church building was a rustic structure made of rough-cut lumber that over-lapped in the clap-board fashion.”
“A ring of rough-cut kindling lay scattered around the chopping block.”
“Wide rough-cut timber steps led up to three iron-strapped doors now closed.”
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