Definition of slipform in English:

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slipform

Pronunciation: /ˈslipfôrm/

noun

A mold in which a concrete structure of uniform cross section is cast by filling the mold with liquid concrete and then continuously moving and refilling it at a sufficiently slow rate for the emerging part to have partially set.
Example sentences
  • Once each layer is complete, the slip form is moved up and the next layer is tamped until the wall is complete.
  • This mixture of straw and clay is most commonly packed into slip forms, creating walls that are essentially ‘rammed straw.’
  • To overcome these problems, the Directorate introduced the Slip Form method to build the superstructure of lighthouse towers.

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Syllabification: slip·form

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