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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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.Down Under With the Prince|Everard Cotes
British Dictionary definitions for reinforced concrete
concrete with steel bars, mesh, etc, embedded in it to enable it to withstand tensile and shear stresses
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