Definition of roughcast in English:


Syllabification: rough·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈrəfˌkast


  • Plaster of lime, cement, and gravel, used on outside walls.
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    • 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.
  • 2(Of a person) lacking refinement: she thought of the roughcast yeomen she would meet

verb (past and past participle roughcast)

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  • Coat (a wall) with roughcast: the walls were to have been roughcast at the entrance bay

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