transitive verb-·hewed′, -·hewed′ or -·hewn′, -·hew′ing
- to hew (timber, stone, etc.) roughly, or without finishing or smoothing
- to form roughly; give crude shape to
Also written roughhew
transitive verbrough-hewed, rough-hewed, or rough-hewn rough-hew·ing, rough-hews
- To hew or shape (timber, for example) roughly, without finishing.
- To make in rough form.
(third-person singular simple present roughhews, present participle roughhewing, simple past roughhewed, past participle roughhewed or roughhewn)