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reinforced concrete

concrete containing steel bars, strands, mesh, etc., to absorb tensile and shearing stresses.
Origin of reinforced concrete
1900-05 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for reinforced concrete
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for reinforced concrete

reinforced concrete

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