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 The Irving company is the largest producer of residential and non-residential concrete drainage pipe and precast products by sales volume in the U.S. and Eastern Canada. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, "Quikrete is buying Irving’s Forterra for $2.74 billion and taking it private," 22 Feb. 2021 Keep the outdoor space warm year-round with a precast fireplace or heater. oregonlive, "Create a timeless outdoor living space to enjoy year-round with these tips from a pro," 25 Jan. 2021 The project replaced the old bridge with several precast concrete culverts, nearly doubling the span of the bridge. Carole Carlson,, "Hobart celebrates 3rd Street bridge opening," 19 Oct. 2020 Newly poured cement steps cost about $300 per step, while precast concrete steps are $100 each. Jessica Dailey, House Beautiful, "The Real Costs of Giving Your Home an Exterior Upgrade," 12 Aug. 2020 Designed by the architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merill of New York and built of precast concrete, it was purchased in 1974 by K&B and has since been known by New Orleanians as K&B Plaza. Mike Scott,, "The rise and fall of New Orleans’ long-lost main library at Lee Circle," 4 Aug. 2020 By the early 1990s, Hilmerson was setting precast concrete and representing Spancrete in safety meetings during construction of the Mall of America. Star Tribune, "Hilmerson, a Minnesota safety innovator, invents a better way to protect construction sites," 28 July 2020 Oldcastle Infrastructure, a domestic manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products, is expanding its campus at 2120 FM 359 South in Brookshire to expedite the loading of outbound trucks. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Real estate transactions: Belvoir Real Estate buys Memorial area office building," 27 Mar. 2020 It was completed in Mexico and arrived in San Antonio by truck in 540 precast concrete panels that together weigh about 5 tons. Richard A. Marini,, "San Antonio walking tours to shake the coronavirus quarantine blues: HemisFair ’68 mural," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of precast

1914, in the meaning defined above

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3 Mar 2021

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“Precast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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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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