[ pohst-ten-shuhn ]

verb (used with object)
  1. (in prestressed-concrete construction) to apply tension to (reinforcing strands) after the concrete has set.: Compare pretension2 (def. 1).

  2. to make (a concrete member) with posttensioned reinforcement.

Origin of posttension

First recorded in 1970–75; post- + tension

Words Nearby posttension Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024