Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To hew coarsely, without smoothing.
  • v. To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely and approximately; to roughcast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To hew coarsely, without smoothing.
  • transitive v. To give the first form or shape to; to form rudely; to shape approximately and rudely; to roughcast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hew coarsely without smoothing, as timber; hence, to give a rough or crude form to, as if by hewing.

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

  • v. hew roughly, without finishing the surface

Etymologies

rough +‎ hew (Wiktionary)

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