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shotcrete Line breaks: shot|crete
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɒtkriːt/

Definition of shotcrete in English:


Another term for gunite.
Example sentences
  • Are you going to use the pump for shotcrete or for structural concrete?
  • Cowen also used the mixer to encase straw bales with shotcrete for the equine center and to cast the roof trusses and panels for the building.
  • After several inches of shotcrete are in place, a monolithic dome of steel-reinforced concrete has been created.


1950s: from shot2 + concrete.

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