roughcast

1 of 2

verb

rough·​cast ˈrəf-ˌkast How to pronounce roughcast (audio)
 for sense 2 also  -ˈkast
roughcast; roughcasting

transitive verb

1
: to plaster with roughcast
roughcast a wall
2
: to shape or form roughly

roughcast

2 of 2

noun

rough·​cast ˈrəf-ˌkast How to pronounce roughcast (audio)
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)

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

circa 1501, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1579, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of roughcast was circa 1501

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Cite this Entry

“Roughcast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roughcast. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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