rough-hew


rough–hew

verb \ˈrəf-ˈhyü\
rough–hewedrough–hewn \-ˈhyün\rough–hew·ing

Definition of ROUGH-HEW

transitive verb
1
:  to hew (as timber) coarsely without smoothing or finishing
2
:  to form crudely

First Known Use of ROUGH-HEW

1530

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