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.

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Precast offsite in British Columbia, Canada, steel tubes were wrapped in a rebar cage and encased with precast concrete. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "These 165,000-Pound Columns Will Heft a 38-Story Tower 85 Feet Off the Ground," 12 June 2018 Frankie Vazquez Marrero runs a business that sells precast walls and structured steel. Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, "Puerto Rico’s Positive Business Slogans Can’t Keep the Lights On," 5 Mar. 2018 The city last year announced Moser Tower's structural steel is corroding, its precast concrete is cracking and concrete mortar joints are facing deterioration. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "More testing, investigation work on Naperville's crumbling Moser Tower begins this week," 26 Mar. 2018 Ciaran Murtagh, managing director of Irish firm Shay Murtagh Precast Ltd., a maker of precast concrete products, bought a factory near Derby, England, for £4.5 million after the Brexit vote. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Brexit Uncertainty Has Firms Delaying U.K. Investment Decisions," 24 Sep. 2017 The largest piece of precast concrete for the new pier is going to weigh about 40,000 pounds. Anne Geggis,, "Pompano pier construction underway, not delayed by Hurricane Irma," 15 Sep. 2017 The majority of the new structure was built using precast steel and glass materials. Phil Rockrohr,, "Manufacturer ECHO expands Lake Zurich headquarters," 8 Sep. 2017 More precast concrete work on the interior bowl will continue during the season with the crews working around home games. Steve Jones, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville football | 'Stunning' Papa John's Cardinal Stadium expansion still on pace, Tom Jurich says," 17 Aug. 2017 The 160-foot tower's structural steel is beginning to corrode, its precast concrete is cracking and the concrete's mortar joints are facing deterioration, according to a two-year, $50,000 assessment of the structure. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Moser Tower repairs could cost as much as $3.8M," 1 June 2017

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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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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