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 Another week or so of cleanup is needed to remove steel rebar and concrete along the shore. Joshua Gunter, cleveland, "Pinery Dam removed from Cuyahoga River after standing 193 years," 25 June 2020 In the blazing summer heat, Trump briefly stopped to inspect a new section of the concrete and rebar structure. Anchorage Daily News, "Few masks in crowd of young Trump supporters in Arizona, where COVID-19 is surging," 24 June 2020 Spot prices for steel rebar have tumbled to the lowest since 2017, while inventories surged to the highest in almost two years as mills struggle to dispatch finished products amid transport problems., "China Keeps Churning Out Steel That No One Wants to Buy," 5 May 2020 His company supplies steel and rebar to industrial customers, including CPS Energy and San Antonio Water System. Greg Jefferson,, "For most businesses, coronavirus is a threat. For San Antonio robot makers, it’s an opening," 17 Apr. 2020 The slabs, called plinths, are supposed to be tightly anchored, using steel reinforcements called rebar, to a platform beneath the tracks. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, "Construction problems delay Metro’s $2-billion Crenshaw Line opening until 2021," 10 Apr. 2020 The most visible safety upgrade is the addition of bollards -- 5-foot-high metal posts anchored by rebar and sunk into 12 inches of concrete -- being installed this month on sidewalks along the Strip. Jay Jones,, "Las Vegas' new safety features? The city wants to stay fun -- and secure," 12 July 2019 His unit built a replacement greenhouse out of iron rebar that worked better and cost only $55 - despite pressure to spend far more. Craig Whitlock, Anchorage Daily News, "Officials reveal how massive rebuilding projects in Afghanistan failed," 9 Dec. 2019 Besides cell tower workers, biomedical engineers, epidemiologists, iron and rebar workers and tree trimmers saw big increases in their Colorado employment counts this decade. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "In Colorado, growth industries include manicurists and cell phone tower workers. Surprisingly, some once-important tech jobs are dwindling.," 25 Sep. 2019

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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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“Rebar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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