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noun

concrete containing steel bars, strands, mesh, etc., to absorb tensile and shearing stresses.

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Origin of reinforced concrete

First recorded in 1900–05
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reinforced concrete

noun

concrete with steel bars, mesh, etc, embedded in it to enable it to withstand tensile and shear stresses
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