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prestressed concrete

noun
1.
concrete reinforced with wire strands, pretensioned or post-tensioned within their elastic limit to give an active resistance to loads.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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British Dictionary definitions for prestressed-concrete

prestressed concrete

noun
1.
concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc, that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load
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