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[ree-bahr] /ˈriˌbɑr/
noun, Building Trades Informal.
a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.
Also, re-bar.
Origin of rebar
1960-65, Americanism; re(inforcing) bar Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rebar
  • The steel in the buildings, even the rebar in the reinforced concrete, will be sent to a steel recycling facility.
  • As the dumpster was slowly emptied, conservators found tattered clothing mixed in with rebar and concrete.
  • Others are heated and cut into fence posts, rebar, or even bed frames.
  • Fill the cells with mortar and set the rebar in the mortar.
  • rebar and drainage pipes poke from slanting concrete walls.
  • There, amid the shudder and clang of rebar and aluminum, he ponders the biomechanics of lignin and nodes.
  • One time, a piece of rebar backed up the machine for several hours.
  • It has the only rebar epoxy-coating facility in the area.
  • Some of its limestone balusters are crumbling, their steel rebar visible.
  • The window was framed out by bending rebar ninety degrees and tying that to rebar framing the ledge of the window.
Word Origin and History for rebar

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for rebar


reinforcing bar
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