or re-bar


noun Building Trades Informal.

a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.

Origin of rebar

1960–65, Americanism; re(inforcing) bar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of rebar

  • Here follows the motto: "Quotque aderant Vates, rebar adesse Deos."

    The Age of Shakespeare

    Algernon Charles Swinburne

Word Origin and History for rebar

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper