re·​bar | \ ˈrē-ˌbär How to pronounce rebar (audio) \
plural rebar or rebars

Definition of rebar

: a steel rod with ridges for use in reinforced concrete

Examples of rebar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Infrastructure must be redefined to encompass what makes a healthy community and not just how many sticks of rebar a bridge needs to stand up for the next 60 years. Max Holleran, The New Republic, 15 June 2021 In Shanghai, the price of rebar, a type of steel used to reinforce concrete, has fallen from record levels in May but is still 16% more expensive than at the end of last year. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 9 June 2021 The instructions are pleasingly specific, down to the number of cinder blocks, the lengths of rebar and welded wire mesh (chicken wire is frowned upon), along with the necessary hammer, angle grinder, and safety goggles. Joe Ray, Wired, 5 June 2021 The truck that lost the load of rebar also stopped. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, 29 May 2021 Iron ore futures fell 5.2%, while futures of rebar — a type of steel used to reinforce concrete — slumped 3.6%. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 24 May 2021 So is, of course, concrete with metal in the mix, like rebar. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 20 May 2021 In the Israeli air assault early Sunday, families were buried under piles of cement rubble and twisted rebar. Time, 17 May 2021 The price of rebar, a type of steel used to reinforce concrete, recently hit $965 per metric ton in Shanghai, up 40% this year, and a new record high. Charles Riley, CNN, 19 May 2021

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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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Last Updated

17 Jun 2021

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“Rebar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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