[pree-kast, -kahst] Building Trades.
verb (used with object), precast, precasting.
to cast (a concrete block or slab, etc.) in a place other than where it is to be installed in a structure.
(of a building or section) cast before being transported to the site of installation: a precast concrete roof.

1860–65; pre- + cast Unabridged
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1.  (esp of concrete when employed as a structural element in building) cast in a particular form before being used
vb , -casts, -casting, -cast
2.  (tr) to cast (concrete) in a particular form before use

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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.
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