- built to individual order: a custom-built limousine.
Origin of custom-built
First recorded in 1920–25
- to build to individual order: The company will custom-build a kitchen cabinet to your specifications.
Origin of custom-build
First recorded in 1955–60
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Examples from the Web for custom-built
The History Channel has given up its documentary format to embrace reality shows about custom-built motorcycles.‘Drunk History’: A Booze Cruise of Red, White, and Blood
July 8, 2014
And the company says that most of the parts are off-the-shelf, not custom-built—which helps keep costs down.Start-Up Automaker Elio Builds Small, Cheap, Two-Seater Car
August 8, 2013
The swapping stations were constructed so that they could only handle the custom-built Renault Fluence Z.E.Let’s All Say Kaddish for Better Place
May 28, 2013
- (of cars, houses, etc) made according to the specifications of an individual buyer
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