Definition of die-cast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdī ˌkast/


(Of a metal object) formed by pouring molten metal into a reusable mold: a die-cast aluminum loudspeaker chassis
More example sentences
  • Some items such as rail ends and eye tops are made from die-cast aluminum as well as galvanized steel.
  • Here, the firm chose a fixture made from chrome-plated steel joined to an adjustable die-cast aluminum adapter.
  • The units feature a die-cast aluminum housing and sealed industrial M12 connectors.


[with object] (usually as noun die-casting)
Make (a metal object) by pouring molten metal into a mold.
Example sentences
  • Both methods employ the use of permanent moulds, usually similar to those used for die-casting but of different metal, and castings can be produced weighing from a few ounces up to hundredweights by this method.
  • Gammons said pressure faced by the magnesium die-casting industry from the automotive industry to reduce costs will keep prices down at a level where Chinese imports will be uneconomic after the duties are levied.
  • THE 100 strikers, members of the GMB union, at Lupton & Place die-casting factories in Burnley returned to work last week.

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Syllabification: die-cast

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