fer·​ro-ce·​ment ˌfer-ō-si-ˈment How to pronounce ferro-cement (audio)
: a building material made of thin cement slabs reinforced with steel mesh

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ferro-cement was in 1953

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“Ferro-cement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferro-cement. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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