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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rebar
reinforcing bar
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Example sentences
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.
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