Definition of roughout in English:

roughout

noun

  • 1A work produced in rough or preliminary form.

  • 2Archaeology. An artefact abandoned at a preparatory stage of manufacture but having the intended final shape apparent. Compare to rough out.

adjective

US
  • Of a leather garment, boot, saddle, etc.: that has the rough or suede side outwards.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Frederick Thomas Hodgson (1836–1919). From to rough out<br>1950s; earliest use found in The Ogden Standard-Examiner. From rough + out.

Pronunciation

roughout

/ˈrʌfaʊt/