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rebar

or re-bar

[ ree-bahr ]

noun

, Building Trades Informal.
  1. a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rebar1

1960–65, Americanism; re(inforcing) bar

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Example Sentences

A hole in the ceiling exposing rusting rebar and other materials was the source of debris around equipment, inspectors said.

The site is now a murky lagoon with a few truncated concrete posts and rusting rebar visible.

About 20 people showed up to observe workers sifting through the huge piles of gravel, rebar, mattress pads, clothing and other remnants of lives.

He and his small GCRA team weld together webs of steel rebar, plunge them underwater where the reefs once stood, and run a current through them.

The bones of the stadium — the copper, steel and rebar — are being laid to rest at a recycling facility.

Its walls are made of thick concrete with rebar reinforcing rods.

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

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