re·bar | \ˈrē-ˌbär \
plural rebar or rebars

Definition of rebar 

: a steel rod with ridges for use in reinforced concrete

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With more than half the world’s steel now American-made, the markets for cars, home appliances, toys, and reinforcing bars (rebar) for construction were as lucrative as ever. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 For commercial builders, the cost of rebar and other metals already have gone up 15% to 20% from early this year. Don Lee,, "As steel tariffs squeeze U.S. businesses, uncertainty threatens economic growth," 29 Apr. 2018 Once the deal closes, CMC will solidify a 50 percent share of the market for rebar, the reinforcing beams used in bridges, buildings, roadways, and nearly every structure built in America. David Dayen, New Republic, "Man of U.S. Steel," 30 Jan. 2018 The wall piece has a certificate of authenticity after tests on the concrete and rebar confirmed its materials consistent with those used in Germany in the early 1960s. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Berlin Wall display will remain in Suwanee," 7 July 2018 And 16 miles away … Special Agent Bill Elflein: The water in the Elizabeth River is in the 30s and the Pungo River Bridge is a brand new bridge at this point … so the waterway is filled with concrete and rebar and the visibility is zero. CBS News, "Catfishing relationship between strangers leads to the murder of an innocent Marine," 19 June 2018 After all the columns were installed, they were pumped full of more concrete and fitted with additional rebar to create enough strength to hold the tower above. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "These 165,000-Pound Columns Will Heft a 38-Story Tower 85 Feet Off the Ground," 12 June 2018 Precast offsite in British Columbia, Canada, steel tubes were wrapped in a rebar cage and encased with precast concrete. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "These 165,000-Pound Columns Will Heft a 38-Story Tower 85 Feet Off the Ground," 12 June 2018 Ironworkers, who install the steel columns and beams, rebar and cable systems of apartment, condo and office towers, are an essential part of the projects. Patrick M. O'connell,, "At 80, ironworker who has dangled atop Chicago's tallest skyscrapers is still climbing," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of rebar

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rebar

reinforcing bar

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