Roughing-in Rough"ing-in`, n. The first coat of plaster laid on brick; also, the process of applying it. [1913 Webster]

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  • roughing-in — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of rough (IV) 1. a. : the first coat of plaster (as on brick) b …   Useful english dictionary

  • roughing-in — /ruf ing in /, n. Building Trades. 1. the act or process of applying a base coat of plaster to a masonry surface. 2. the act or process of installing plumbing that will later be concealed. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

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