Definition of roughcast in English:
Plaster of lime, cement, and gravel, used on outside walls.
- She was aware that her neighbour had previously been conned by callers who had replaced guttering and some of the roughcast on her bungalow walls.
- A new purpose-built thing in white roughcast, it doubled as a tourist information office and flew the Starred Circle flag of Europe.
- It was built in 1924 by Captain Wolte Murray of brick and roughcast with lattice windows all under a slate roof.
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1(Of a building or part of a building) coated with roughcast: a plain stone building, roughcast and whitewashed
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- The roughcast house rented by the city was ‘wholly insufficient for securing the health and comfort of the children’ and required a large amount of fuel to heat.
- The restaurant room was large, with white roughcast walls and wooden panels, exposed beams and dark wood furniture.
- The building's exterior is expressed as a complicated form of three white intersecting roughcast walls supporting a concrete convex roof.
verb (past and past participle roughcast)[with object] Back to top
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