roughcast

verb
rough·​cast | \ ˈrəf-ˌkast How to pronounce roughcast (audio) , 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 How to pronounce roughcast (audio) \

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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The first known use of roughcast was circa 1501

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“Roughcast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roughcast. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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