Definition of slipform in English:

slipform

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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once each layer is complete, the slip form is moved up and the next layer is tamped until the wall is complete.’
    • ‘Vertical slipform relies on the quick-setting properties of concrete requiring a balance between early strength gain and workability.’

Pronunciation:

slipform

/ˈslipfôrm/