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reinforced concrete

concrete containing steel bars, strands, mesh, etc., to absorb tensile and shearing stresses.
Origin of reinforced concrete
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In college, that's what I'll study, reinforced concrete building.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • In Europe cellular piers of reinforced concrete have been much used.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • The Beaver was the original inventor of reinforced concrete.

    Wild Animals at Home Ernest Thompson Seton
  • He's not a bad man—he's just a structure of reinforced concrete.

    More Portmanteau Plays Stuart Walker
  • It provides, we should say, a sort of reinforced concrete purpose.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
  • They admit that in our modern life men are not made of reinforced concrete.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • Then, too, there were sections of concrete buildings, and exhibitions of various systems of reinforced concrete construction.

  • It sets more slowly than natural or hydraulic cement, but is more satisfactory for use in reinforced concrete work.

  • These were formed of walls of reinforced concrete five feet thick, with loopholes through which machine-guns could fire.

  • When the structure was completed it proved to be an excellent example of reinforced concrete work of a most substantial character.

    The Chief Engineer Henry Abbott
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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