preopening

adjective
pre·open·ing | \ ˌprē-ˈōp-niŋ , -ˈō-pə- \
variants: or pre-opening

Definition of preopening 

: occurring before something (such as a store) opens for business a preopening staff meeting … regular weekend bake sales that drew pre-opening lines. —Matthew Odam

First Known Use of preopening

1871, in the meaning defined above

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