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 It will be made of precast concrete balls with holes in them. USA TODAY, "Guitar hotel, creepy dolls, slime museum: News from around our 50 states," 25 Oct. 2019 To better blend with the neighborhood, the tower will be constructed of precast concrete and windows, rather than an a modern all-glass tower with a twisting and curving design, said Bland. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "High-end condos selling at rapid pace, Tanglewood-area project joins fray," 27 Sep. 2019 The pieces were shipped in from Dubai, totaling 4,800 pieces of precast concrete in 1,000 containers over two years. Lisa J. Huriash,, "This skyscraper with a futuristic, skeleton look is welcoming its first residents," 24 Sep. 2019 Officials in April 2018 discovered problems with hundreds of precast concrete panels that were installed at five of the six stations being built for the rail line’s second phase. Washington Post, "Metro’s IG finds new problems with Silver Line construction," 7 Sep. 2019 The new building is set to include advanced technologies, like a precast concrete structural system with a passive cooling system. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Sunnyvale community briefs for the week of Aug. 2," 28 July 2019 Then in April 2018, there were problems with hundreds of precast concrete panels that were installed at five of the six stations. Washington Post, "Why second phase of Metro’s Silver Line has been more problem-plagued than the first," 20 July 2019 The design for Foxconn Technology Group's factory in Mount Pleasant calls for exterior walls of precast concrete and metal paneling, with hundreds of trees to be planted along the building's front and sides. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Foxconn factory plan calls for hundreds of trees surrounding concrete and metal walls," 17 June 2019 The company makes precast concrete products, including residential and commercial septic tanks, according to its website. Sabrina Schnur,, "Industrial accident leaves worker with serious injuries in Carver," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of precast

1914, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2019

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“Precast.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of precast

technical : made into shapes that are ready to be used to build something

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