Definition of shotcrete in English:

shotcrete

noun

  • another term for gunite
    • ‘After several inches of shotcrete are in place, a monolithic dome of steel-reinforced concrete has been created.’
    • ‘The shotcrete locks the structure together, like architectural papier mache, giving it the necessary rigidity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Are you going to use the pump for shotcrete or for structural concrete?’
    • ‘The columns were retrofitted by chipping off their concrete covers, adding jackets of steel rebar around them, and filling the jackets with shotcrete.’

Origin

1950s: from shot + concrete.

Pronunciation

shotcrete

/ˈʃɒtkriːt/