pre·​cast ˌprē-ˈkast How to pronounce precast (audio)
: 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 Minimize, collect and upcycle waste concrete into other precast materials such as highway barriers. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 13 Jan. 2023 The Hollow, a reference to the type of precast concrete his business produces and the trees surrounding the complex, many of which are hollow. Tim Craig, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2022 Set up high-quality-concrete plants to crank out precast panels that won’t crumble in the rain. Curbed, 12 May 2022 It was sent to San Antonio via truck, arriving in 540 precast concrete panels. Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Aug. 2022 Unfortunately, the remaining precast concrete panels became expendable. Douglas C. Towne, The Arizona Republic, 6 Aug. 2022 Opt for stone or precast-concrete blocks to edge the bed. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 July 2022 Gehry and his team were able to manage costs by coming up with a plan for an unusually asymmetrical structure using common parts proposed by Related such as standard curtain walls, aluminum framing and precast concrete, Vogel said. Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precast was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Precast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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