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

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