a rough, coarse person; a tough.
any laborer working on an oil-drilling rig.
Compare roustabout (def 4).
verb (used without object)
to work as a roughneck.
a rough or violent person; thug
a worker in an oil-drilling operation
- Rough passage
noun 1. a stormy sea journey 2. a difficult or testing time
- Rough puff pastry
noun 1. a rich flaky pastry made with butter and used for pie-crusts, flans, etc
noun 1. a person who breaks horses to the saddle. 2. a person accustomed to rough or hard riding. noun 1. a rider of wild or unbroken horses
adjective 1. (of wood) used as originally cut, without smoothing or sanding: shingles of rough-sawn cedar.