posttension

verb

post·​ten·​sion ˌpōst-ˈten(t)-shən How to pronounce posttension (audio)
posttensioned; posttensioning; posttensions

transitive verb

: to apply tension to (reinforcing steel) after concrete has set

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of posttension was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Posttension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posttension. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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