Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Cut into size or shape before being marketed, assembled, or used: precut fillet of fish; precut construction materials.
  • transitive v. To cut into size or shape before marketing, assembling, or using.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cut something in advance

Etymologies

pre- +‎ cut (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But within these broad categories, there is an extremely wide range of products offered, from packages that can be easily assembled without cutting much of anything (a "precut" subcategory), to those that require substantial cutting and trimming on site.

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  • Agree with posts above – and would add that there are many high quality, precut screen protectors available on well-known Hong Kong-based sites for

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  • I thought years ago when I first started baking more seriously and required parchment linings that someone should get smart and sell precut ones.

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  • Directly engaging her prey in the poultry section, Ms. Flinn explained to her that, by simply learning how to cut a whole chicken into pieces at home instead of buying precut breasts and thighs, she could get twice the bird for her money.

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  • The other kids had supplies in nice paper bags with handles — tube foil, precut cardboard, and Saran Wrap.

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  • I stab a piece of my precut beef tenderloin and pop it into my mouth.

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  • Washed, bagged lettuce, and prewashed, precut salad veggies are there for time-pressed folks like you.

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  • I crossed the aisle to find out what precut cookie dough had to do with the mortuary arts and found a promotional brochure offering the following explanation: Funerals and wakes bring families together.

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  • Further support for this view is that, at a July 2009 House Oversight Subcommittee on Domestic Policy hearing on Ready-to-Eat Vegetables and Leafy Green Agreements, then-Senior FDA Adviser Michael R. Taylor acknowledged that "since 1999 outbreaks of food-borne pathogens were traced to leafy greens involved in precut packaged leafy greens and not whole leafy greens".

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  • Mike had precut the pieces and let the students flatten them out with rubber mallets.

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