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rebar

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[ree-bahr]
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noun Building Trades Informal.
  1. a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.

Origin of rebar

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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