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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
  • adj. of stone or timber; shaped roughly without finishing

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