rough-hew

verb \ ˈrəf-ˈhyü \

Definition of rough-hew

rough-hewed; rough-hewn play \ˈrəf-ˈhyün\; rough-hewing
1 : to hew (something, such as timber) coarsely without smoothing or finishing
2 : to form crudely

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1530

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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