rough buck

subframe, rough buck, sub-buck

1. A secondary frame, usually formed of wood members or channel-shaped metal members, which supports the finish frame of a door or window; attached to the wall in which the finished frame, knocked-down frame, door casing, or door lining is set; a buck frame.
2. A frame which supports a panel used as a wall finish.
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His very fingers sent entreating thrills that he would go and clutch that familiar rough buck's-horn handle, which they had so often grasped for mere affection, as it lay idle in his pocket.