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rough cut

noun, Movies.
the first assembly of a film following preliminary cutting and editing.
Compare final cut.


[ruhf-kuht] /ˈrʌfˈkʌt/
cut into small, irregular pieces (contrasted with fine-cut):
rough-cut tobacco.
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The interior walls are rough-cut ashlar stone, which are dressed at the windows.
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  • The building is long and narrow, with a rough-cut limestone foundation, and red brick facades.
  • All the first stories are of rough-cut brownstone while the upper two stories are constructed of smooth ashlar.
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  • The exposed roof structure of logs and rough-cut decking provides a rugged appearance on the interior.
  • The building is constructed of rough-cut limestone, with the west elevation constructed of brick.
  • The first story consists of rusticated brickwork on a rough-cut limestone foundation.
British Dictionary definitions for rough-cut


a first edited version of a film with the scenes in sequence and the soundtrack synchronized
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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