precast

adjective
pre·​cast | \ ˌprē-ˈkast How to pronounce precast (audio) , ˈprē-ˌkast \

Definition of precast

: being concrete that is cast in the form of a structural element (such as a panel or beam) before being placed in final position

Examples of precast in a Sentence

The wall is built with precast concrete panels.
Recent Examples on the Web Central Park continue to take shape, with City Council at a special meeting Tuesday (April 26) approving the purchase and installation of a precast concrete restroom building near the new amphitheater. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 28 Apr. 2022 The building’s structure and veneer are precast concrete, designed to withstand Category 4 winds of up to 150 mph. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 28 Mar. 2022 Productivity features include precast façades and structural systems for the academic blocks and structural steel for the long span bridges. Y-jean Mun-delsalle, Forbes, 13 Mar. 2022 The building’s structure and veneer are precast concrete, designed to withstand Category 4 winds of up to 150 m.p.h. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 11 Mar. 2022 The precast concrete exterior wall was designed and built in 1998 with the expectation that it would eventually be removed for the convention center's expansion. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Jan. 2022 An initial study released in 2017 reported the tower’s structural steel was corroding, its precast concrete cracking and its mortar joints deteriorating. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, 19 Oct. 2021 An initial study released in 2017 reported the tower’s structural steel was corroding, its precast concrete cracking and its mortar joints deteriorating. Suzanne Baker, chicagotribune.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Despite the anguish of preservationists, the plan went ahead, and Holl’s remade Glassell School, a study in angular planes of precast concrete, opened in 2018. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, 24 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of precast

1914, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2022

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“Precast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precast. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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