[ pree-kast, -kahst ]
/ priˈkæst, -ˈkɑst /
verb (used with object), pre·cast, pre·cast·ing.
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.
firm, compact, indurate, set, petrified, solid, dried, caked, solidified, consolidated, poured, calcified, congealed, cemented, steeled, compressed, monolithic, strong, unyielding
- precautionary principle
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|Murray Leinster
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
verb (priːˈkɑːst) -casts, -casting or -cast
(tr) to cast (concrete) in a particular form before use
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