reinforced concrete

noun
concrete containing steel bars, strands, mesh, etc., to absorb tensile and shearing stresses.

Origin:
1900–05

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reinforced concrete
 
n
concrete with steel bars, mesh, etc, embedded in it to enable it to withstand tensile and shear stresses

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Example sentences
Reinforced concrete buildings would go up at the rate of a floor per week, though the fit-out would take much longer.
Reinforced concrete can be done with other materials, such as composites.
Schematic details of representative reinforced concrete prism.
One was a reinforced concrete system, in which mild steel deformed bars connect the precast concrete components.
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