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Definition of "rough-cut" [rough-cut]

  • A print of a movie that has not been completely edited. (noun)
  • Lacking manners and finesse: "a rough-cut man who drew his life with a broad stroke” ( Clif Garboden). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rough-cut" in a sentence
  • "Harry suggested we use two-inch-thick rough-cut planks cut with a slight taper to suggest pièce-sur-pièce construction, using a third of the material and less heavy labor."
  • "For £5, I got a slice of dense, rough-cut, seriously piggy pork pie the size of my outstretched hand and as deep as my index finger, alongside a pile of decent, fluffy skin-on chips."
  • "UNCUT Edges that are rough-cut, rather than being neatly trimmed by the binders."