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pre·cut

 (prē′kŭt′)
adj.
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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precut

(priːˈkʌt)
n
1. any precut item
2. (Mining & Quarrying) an initial cut made in a coalface prior to the main mining process
adj
3. cut in advance
4. (Building) (of a building) made of precut materials
vb (tr)
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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Sagara, "Pancreatic sphincter precutting to gain selective access to the common bile duct: a series of 172 patients," Endoscopy, vol.
Christodoulou et al., "Case series of transpancreatic septotomy as precutting technique for difficult bile duct cannulation," Endoscopy, vol.
Glenn Mikkelsen, an Orlando, Fla.-based Boise Building Solutions distributor, says his company invested in a computer-aided saw almost two years ago to offer precutting services to its customers.
It is estimated that welt over 50 distributors nationwide offer precutting, and the number is growing.
Erema brought out its first system that can recycle baled fibers and film, tangled tapes, or lumps of PET, PP, and nylon without precutting. The Coax 300E combines a single-shaft shredder and single-screw extruder in a coaxial arrangement with a single 175-hp drive.
Its capacity enables a 20kg block of cheese to be shredded in under 20 seconds, with no precutting required and the minimum of waste, they assure us.
The modification means more uniform precutting and prewarming of flake, which reduces energy use in the extruder and increases throughput, says Erema.
AEC/Nelmor, North Uxbridge, Mass., introduced the model LT1248 long-throat granulator, designed to process wide sheet, film, and thermoforming skeletons continuously without precutting. It has three rotor and two bed knives, dual motors of up to 40 hp, and driven rollers that feed material at up to 140 fpm.