concrete reinforced with wire strands, pretensioned or post-tensioned within their elastic limit to give an active resistance to loads.
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Origin of prestressed concrete
First recorded in 1935–40
Words nearby prestressed concrete
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British Dictionary definitions for prestressed concrete
concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc, that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load
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