Re-bar

rebar

[ree-bahr]
noun Building Trades Informal.
a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.
Also, re-bar.


Origin:
1960–65, Americanism; re(inforcing) bar

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re-bar
"steel reinforcing rod in concrete," 1961, from re(inforced) bar.
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rebar
reinforcing bar
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