rebar

or re-bar

[ ree-bahr ]
/ ˈriˌbɑr /
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noun Building Trades Informal.

a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.

Nearby words

  1. reaver,
  2. reawaken,
  3. reb,
  4. rebab,
  5. rebadge,
  6. rebarbative,
  7. rebate,
  8. rebated,
  9. rebatement,
  10. rebato

Origin of rebar

1960–65, Americanism; re(inforcing) bar

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Word Origin and History for rebar

rebar

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper