pre|cast [ˌpri:ˈka:st US -ˈkæst] adj
precast ↑concrete is already formed into the shapes needed to build something

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  • precast — adjective cast (an object or material, typically concrete) in its final shape before positioning. → precast precast verb (precasts, precasting; past and past participle precast) [usu. as adjective precast] cast (an object or material, typically… …   English new terms dictionary

  • precast — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (especially of concrete) cast in its final shape before positioning …   English terms dictionary

  • precast — /pree kast , kahst /, v., precast, precasting, adj. Building Trades. v.t. 1. to cast (a concrete block or slab, etc.) in a place other than where it is to be installed in a structure. adj. 2. (of a building or section) cast before being… …   Universalium

  • precast — adj. Precast is used with these nouns: ↑concrete …   Collocations dictionary

  • precast — pre|cast [ ,pri kæst ] adjective TECHNICAL already made into the correct shape to use for building a structure: a bridge with precast concrete beams …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • precast — adjective precast concrete is already formed into blocks ready for use to make buildings …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • precast — UK [ˌpriːˈkɑːst] / US [ˌprɪˈkæst] adjective already made into the correct shape to use for building a structure a bridge with precast concrete beams …   English dictionary

  • precast — Building Trades –adjective /ˈprikast/ (say preekahst) 1. (of concrete parts) cast before being put into position in a structure. –verb (t) /ˌpriˈkast/ (say .pree kahst) (precast, precasting) 2. to cast (concrete parts) before putting them into… …  

  • Precast concrete — is a form of construction, where concrete is cast in a reusable mold or form which is then cured in a controlled environment, transported to the construction site and lifted into place. In contrast, standard concrete is poured into site specific… …   Wikipedia

  • precast concrete — [prē′kast΄] n. concrete in the form of blocks, pillars, bridge sections, etc. that have been cast into form before being put into position * * * Concrete cast into structural members under factory conditions and then brought to the building site …   Universalium

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