precast

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

pre- +‎ cast

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

precast (not comparable)

  1. Cast previously in another location.
    The bridge used precast concrete girders.
    • 2009 January 22, Jim Robbins, “The Logless Log Home”, in New York Times[1]:
      Except that in their case, the logs are made from precast concrete shaped and painted to look like the real thing.
    • 2021 July 14, Paul Stephen, “A portal into the future”, in RAIL, number 935, page 52. photo caption:
      Each TBM installs two-metre-wide rings made up of seven precast concrete segments produced on-site. Each ring takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour to install.

AntonymsEdit

  • cast-in-place

NounEdit

precast (countable and uncountable, plural precasts)

  1. Structural members made of concrete, ready for installation.

VerbEdit

precast (third-person singular simple present precasts, present participle precasting, simple past and past participle precast)

  1. To cast in a location other than where to be installed.

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