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

First Known Use of preopening

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Preopening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preopening. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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