Cut into size or shape before being marketed, assembled, or used: precut fillet of fish; precut construction materials.
tr.v. (prē-kŭt′) pre·cut, pre·cut·ting, pre·cuts
To cut into size or shape before marketing, assembling, or using.
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1. any precut item
2. (Mining & Quarrying) an initial cut made in a coalface prior to the main mining process
3. cut in advance
4. (Building) (of a building) made of precut materials
5. to cut (esp building materials) to the desired shape and size in advance
6. (Mining & Quarrying) to make an initial cut into (a coalface) before mining the coal
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