prefabricator

prefabricate

[pree-fab-ri-keyt]
verb (used with object), prefabricated, prefabricating.
1.
to fabricate or construct beforehand.
2.
to manufacture in standardized parts or sections ready for quick assembly and erection, as buildings.

Origin:
1930–35; pre- + fabricate

prefabrication, noun
prefabricator, noun
unprefabricated, adjective
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prefabricate (priːˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to manufacture sections of (a building), esp in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site
 
pre'fabricated
 
adj
 
prefabri'cation
 
n

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prefabricate
1932, from pre- + fabricate (q.v.). Shortened form prefab is attested from 1937. Meaning "prefabricated housing" is recorded from 1942.
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