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 By completion, about 1 billion pounds of equipment, components, rebar, concrete, steel and titanium will be moved out of the plant. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Apr. 2022 Also discovered—and visible in photos presented to the review committee—is exposed rebar, the reinforcing steel bars that were found to have contributed to the tragedy near Miami. Roy S. Johnson |, al, 17 Nov. 2021 Plywood has been replaced with concrete, steel and rebar. Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2022 She gets impaled on a piece of rebar, and her self-healing powers are unable to repair the damage. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 18 June 2022 All that remains of the bridge are two giant concrete blocks with protruding strands of rebar. Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2022 Construction workers in hard hats and yellow vests remained busy laying steel and rebar, not far from where thousands of cars on I-95 sped by underneath. Austen Erblat, Sun Sentinel, 2 June 2022 Your systems, processes, people and behaviors are the rebar that an organizational culture forms around. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 About 50 feet of the seawall cap isn’t interlaced with the usual steel rods, known as rebar, that reinforce the vast majority of buildings. Alex Harris, Orlando Sentinel, 16 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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4 Aug 2022

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“Rebar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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