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precast

[pree-kast, -kahst] /priˈkæst, -ˈkɑst/
verb (used with object), precast, precasting.
1.
to cast (a concrete block or slab, etc.) in a place other than where it is to be installed in a structure.
adjective
2.
(of a building or section) cast before being transported to the site of installation:
a precast concrete roof.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; pre- + cast
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Examples for precast
  • Many are made from simple, precast concrete beams and girders.
  • These may be lightweight metal panels or precast concrete panels that may have adhered or anchored veneer.
British Dictionary definitions for precast

precast

adjective (ˈpriːˌkɑːst)
1.
(esp of concrete when employed as a structural element in building) cast in a particular form before being used
verb (priːˈkɑːst) -casts, -casting, -cast
2.
(transitive) to cast (concrete) in a particular form before use
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