- something that is prefabricated, as a building or fixture: You would never know that such an attractive house is a prefab.
- to prefabricate.
Origin of prefab
Related Words for prefabdevelopment, manufacture, system, planning, plan, structure, complete, fabricate, create, construct, synthesize, assemble, mass-produce, envision, contrive, discover, invent, devise, hatch, compose
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Contemporary Examples of prefab
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.
November 14, 2014
At the prefab dorms on the American base in Kandahar, I ran into my neighbor from the bunk next door.When I Met Robin Williams in Afghanistan
August 20, 2014
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
February 15, 2013
Historical Examples of prefab
Mryna thought there might be one man living in a kind of prefab somehow suspended above the rain mist.The Guardians
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
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
The walls are prefab plastic sheet, the rest is standard fittings slung in and bolted down with the fastenings showing.The Lost Kafoozalum
Jack Holloway landed the manipulator in front of the cluster of prefab huts.Little Fuzzy
Henry Beam Piper
- a building that is prefabricated, esp a small house
- (as modifier)a prefab house
Word Origin and History for prefab
1937, short for prefabricated (see prefabricate). As a noun, "prefabricated housing," from 1942.