preopening

adjective
pre·​open·​ing | \ ˌprē-ˈōp-niŋ How to pronounce preopening (audio) , -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

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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