reinforced concrete


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for reinforced concrete

  • Your best protection is an underground shelter or cave, or a substantial steel-framed or reinforced-concrete building.

    In Time Of Emergency|Department of Defense
  • Flags covered alike the stone and reinforced-concrete houses of business, and the brick and wooden residences.

British Dictionary definitions for reinforced concrete

reinforced concrete


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