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

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The screens are anchored into the sand with pieces of bent rebar. Lisa Maria Garza,, "Green sea turtle nests could beat record highs on the Space Coast this season. Here’s why.," 21 June 2019 The Trump administration’s 25 percent steel tariffs were implemented when his company was in the middle of a purchasing order for rebar used in the warehouse construction. NBC News, "Texas border town feels stress of Trump tariff threat against Mexico," 10 June 2019 Calves were deprived of adequate nutrition, and the video shows employees stabbing and hitting calves with steel rebars and branding irons, ARM said. Michelle Lou, CNN, "Fair Oaks Farms is under investigation after an undercover animal welfare activist captured footage of employees abusing calves," 6 June 2019 The man stabbed three people, including one who struck his arm with a piece of rebar to try and knock free the 8-inch knife, according to charges filed against him. Kyle Hopkins, ProPublica, "ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network," 16 May 2019 With a background in construction, designer and artist Troy Smith became fascinated with rebar from early on. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Bold and Sculptural New Furniture Collection Inspired by the Basics," 26 Feb. 2019 Inspired by the universal utility of the material, Troy was determined to explore rebar beyond its immediate purpose. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "A Bold and Sculptural New Furniture Collection Inspired by the Basics," 26 Feb. 2019 The new standard for steel rebar in China—which sets out specifications for three high-strength grades, each requiring a helping of vanadium—took shape as buyers were facing a shortfall. Rhiannon Hoyle, WSJ, "Vanadium Is Used to Strengthen Steel and China Can’t Get Enough of It," 27 Dec. 2018 As the truck passed deeper inside the 2.5-mile tube, Mr. Cuomo pointed out for the camera areas where water from the river just 20 feet above had infiltrated the pockmarked concrete roof, dripping from the ceiling and corroding pipes and rebar. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Cuomo Digs In on Aging Train Tunnel to Penn Station, Telling Trump to Fork Over Funding," 18 Oct. 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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