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prestressed concrete

concrete reinforced with wire strands, pretensioned or post-tensioned within their elastic limit to give an active resistance to loads.
Origin of prestressed concrete
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for prestressed concrete
  • Carbonation is contra-indicated for reinforced and prestressed concrete.
  • Two-volume design handbook with complete design examples for prestressed concrete bridge superstructures.
British Dictionary definitions for prestressed concrete

prestressed concrete

concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc, that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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