roughstring

noun

Definition of roughstring

: a board notched out to fit the steps and fixed to the inside of an open string to strengthen it — compare face string

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First Known Use of roughstring

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Roughstring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roughstring. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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