something that is prefabricated, as a building or fixture: You would never know that such an attractive house is a prefab.
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How to use prefab in a sentence
Even in cheaper states, a manufactured home costs less than half the cost of a two-bedroom apartment, and renting a prefab as little as one-third as much.
The great demographic deflation means an inevitable crash in real estate prices, and competition from prefab homes will bring those down even further.
Before that my woodworking experience had been limited to assembling IKEA furniture and installing prefab shelves—incidentally, with a drill my dad bought me for my 29th birthday.I’d Never Made Anything in My Life. Then My Dad Sent Me a Saw. | aweinberg | August 18, 2021 | Outside Online
Such prefab housing is especially crucial in Turkey, home to the world’s largest refugee population, with around 4 million people, many of whom live in nearly two dozen Turkish camps.
No matter the layout, though, Mighty plans to continue its focus on reducing the work required to make a prefab home.A new material allows this company to 3D print most of a house in a single day | Stan Horaczek | November 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
He turns a visit to a prefab home emporium into a meditation on wealth as a path to spiritual legitimacy.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection. | Steve Almond | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At the prefab dorms on the American base in Kandahar, I ran into my neighbor from the bunk next door.
But when I was 13, I was one of those sign wavers on the corner for prefab homes.Hollywood’s Favorite Ex–Porn Star: A Chat With Sasha Grey | Marlow Stern | February 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The site is slick, and it disseminates prefab speeches of political Islam by clerics in Saudi Arabia.
The walls are prefab plastic sheet, the rest is standard fittings slung in and bolted down with the fastenings showing.The Lost Kafoozalum | Pauline Ashwell
At once she went on a feminine exploring expedition of the prefab's interior, and its new, gleaming appointments.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
Jack Holloway landed the manipulator in front of the cluster of prefab huts.Little Fuzzy | Henry Beam Piper
Mryna thought there might be one man living in a kind of prefab somehow suspended above the rain mist.The Guardians | Irving Cox
The first inarticulate roar was followed by a babel of voices, like a tropical cloudburst on a prefab hut.A Slave is a Slave | Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for prefab
a building that is prefabricated, esp a small house
(as modifier): a prefab house
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