rough coat

1 of 2


: the first coat (as of paint or plaster)


2 of 2

transitive verb

: to apply a rough coat of plaster to (a wall or lath)

Word History


Transitive verb

rough coat

First Known Use


1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rough coat was in 1791

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“Rough coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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