roughcast

verb
rough·cast | \ˈrəf-ˌkast, for sense 2 also -ˈkast\
roughcast; roughcasting

Definition of roughcast 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to plaster with roughcast roughcast a wall

2 : to shape or form roughly

roughcast

noun
rough·cast | \ˈrəf-ˌkast \

Definition of roughcast (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a rough model

2 : a plaster of lime mixed with shells or pebbles used for covering buildings

3 : a rough surface finish (as of a plaster wall)

First Known Use of roughcast

Verb

circa 1501, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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