lift-slab

[ lift-slab ]
/ ˈlɪftˌslæb /

adjective

noting or pertaining to a technique of constructing multistory buildings in which all horizontal slabs are cast at ground level and, when ready, are raised into position by hydraulic jacks.

Nearby words

  1. lift pump,
  2. lift the curtain,
  3. lift truck,
  4. lift-drag ratio,
  5. lift-off,
  6. liftback,
  7. liftboy,
  8. lifter,
  9. liftgate,
  10. lifting body

Origin of lift-slab

First recorded in 1950–55

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