purpose-built

adjective
pur·​pose-built | \ ˌpər-pəs-ˈbilt How to pronounce purpose-built (audio) \

Definition of purpose-built

chiefly British
: built for a particular purpose

First Known Use of purpose-built

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Purpose-built.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purpose-built. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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purpose-built

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of purpose-built

British : designed and built for a particular use

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