pre·​cut ˌprē-ˈkət How to pronounce precut (audio)
variants or pre-cut
: cut in advance
precut fabric/wood/vegetables
sold in pre-cut lengths

Examples of precut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Freeze precut portions of sheet pan meatloaf in an airtight container or freezer-safe zip-top bag for up to three months. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 9 Dec. 2023 An outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to bagged, precut onions has sickened at least 73 people in 22 states, including 15 who were hospitalized, U.S. health officials said Tuesday. Jonel Aleccia, Fortune, 25 Oct. 2023 Pattern or stencil: Look for precut stencils at, or design your own pattern. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 Print out some 3-by-5-inch snaps from your vacation or a park or zoo day, then let your little one pair each one with a precut frame and cover it with stickers. Kate McGregor,, 26 Apr. 2023 Punch colorful pompoms into precut holes to make a fuzzy lion, turtle and parrot. Christina Barron, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2022 Before leaving, stop by the Tulip Market and Field Greenhouse Tent to shop for merchandise, precut flowers, and flower bulbs. Janece Maze, Country Living, 6 Mar. 2023 Guests must go online and make a reservation to cut down a tree or pick up a precut one. Annie Alleman,, 22 Nov. 2021 There are lots of precut ones from family farms all around Southern California. Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, 3 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precut was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Precut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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