[pree-kast, -kahst]Building Trades.
- 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.
Origin of precast
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Examples from the Web for precast
The Moonship, actually, was assembled from precast individual cells which then were welded together.Space Tug
Since the bridge is on a grade, it was necessary to precast this in sheets the width of the curb.Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission
S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn
- (esp of concrete when employed as a structural element in building) cast in a particular form before being used
- (tr) to cast (concrete) in a particular form before use
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