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rebar

or re-bar

[ree-bahr] /ˈriˌbɑr/
noun, Building Trades Informal.
1.
a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.
Origin of rebar
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism; re(inforcing) bar
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  • Here follows the motto: "Quotque aderant Vates, rebar adesse Deos."

    The Age of Shakespeare Algernon Charles Swinburne
Word Origin and History for rebar
n.

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

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