re·​bar ˈrē-ˌbär How to pronounce rebar (audio)
plural rebar or rebars
: a steel rod with ridges for use in reinforced concrete

Examples of rebar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group of skateboarders hosted fundraisers to buy cement, wood and rebar, then built different structures randomly. ... The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,, 24 Mar. 2024 People make concrete art and take rides on power trowels, all while cutting rebar and cutting deals. Conor Knighton, CBS News, 11 Feb. 2024 Homes turned to mounds of dust and protruding rebar in the villages of Moulay Brahim and Amizmiz. Joe Snell, Washington Post, 9 Sep. 2023 To slow the corrosion of rebar that supports cement, the bridge recently underwent a $13.5 million electrochemical chloride extraction process. Lisa M. Krieger, The Mercury News, 4 Jan. 2024 The main chamber is 22 feet underground and is mostly made up of rebar latticework and a steel form to pour the concrete — as Kala, who does not disclose her surname online, noted on TikTok. Sydney Borchers, Fox News, 6 Jan. 2024 Nucor in recent years has built similar-sized rebar mills in Missouri and Florida and has a rebar mill under construction in North Carolina. WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 The rings were inserted around the rebar before concrete was poured. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 13 Nov. 2023 Workers installed 1,200 tons of rebar in a way that differed slightly from the design, triggering a seven-and-a-half month regulatory delay. Brad Plumer, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023

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Word History


reinforcing bar

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebar was in 1953

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“Rebar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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