[dahy-kast, -kahst]

Origin of die-cast

First recorded in 1905–10

die cast

or die-cast

verb (used with object)
  1. to shape or form by die casting.

Origin of die cast

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for die-cast


verb -casts, -casting or -cast
  1. (tr) to shape or form (a metal or plastic object) by introducing molten metal or plastic into a reusable mould, esp under pressure, by gravity, or by centrifugal force
Derived Formsdie-casting, noun
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