cus·​tom-built ˈkə-stəm-ˈbilt How to pronounce custom-built (audio)
: built to individual specifications
a custom-built house

Examples of custom-built in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Directly next door is an ultra-contemporary mansion owned by Kris Jenner, and just two doors away is an even larger house that was custom-built for Kylie Jenner. James McClain, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2024 Finally, for those looking to get off the mainland, Villa Cin Cin in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands sits outside of Cruz Bay and was custom-built to have identical primary ensuite bedrooms so everyone has the best room in the house. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2024 But the legendary actress and singer’s star still shines on at this charming Bel Air home she had custom-built by master architect Wallace Neff in 1938—the same year the 16-year-old was cast as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2024 The Turkish shipyard just unveiled a new luxury yacht that was custom-built for a discerning Australian client. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 18 Dec. 2023 The home, which is so jam-packed with bells and whistles that many might find little reason to go down to the beach, was custom-built for its owner, tech investor Bob DeSantis, an early investor in LinkedIn and a co-founder of Ariba Software. Mark David, Robb Report, 29 Nov. 2023 Tucked away behind walls and gates—just a few doors down from the Playboy Mansion, and not too far from Spelling Manor—the mansion was custom-built by Farkhondehpour in 2020. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2023 As for Nicholson’s home, the rustic wood-sided and metal-roof structure was custom-built in 1990, and rests down a driveway guarded by double wood gates. Wendy Bowman, Robb Report, 5 Sep. 2023 This vehicle is as painstakingly custom-built as anything George Barris ever concocted and a lot classier. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 26 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of custom-built was in 1908

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“Custom-built.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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