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die cast

or die-cast

verb (used with object)
to shape or form by die casting.
Origin of die cast


[dahy-kast, -kahst] /ˈdaɪˌkæst, -ˌkɑst/
formed by die casting.
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for die cast
Historical Examples
  • The great ordeal of winning each other is decided, and the die cast.

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • In another instant the battle had been fought and won, the die cast.

    Beth Norvell Randall Parrish
  • Thus was the die cast, and both governments at once set about to make extensive preparations for military and naval action.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • All bearings are of high-grade babbitt, die cast, and are interchangeable and easily replaced.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The die cast, the several States committed to the side of treason, there was no alternative: fight they must.

British Dictionary definitions for die cast


verb -casts, -casting, -cast
(transitive) to shape or form (a metal or plastic object) by introducing molten metal or plastic into a reusable mould, esp under pressure, by gravity, or by centrifugal force
Derived Forms
die-casting, noun
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