reinforced concrete

noun

Definition of reinforced concrete

: concrete in which metal (such as steel) is embedded so that the two materials act together in resisting forces

Examples of reinforced concrete in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1840s Joseph-Louis Lambot invented ferro-cement, a precursor to reinforced concrete, and made a concrete boat that was eventually pulled out of the pond here and now resides in a museum in Brignoles. Kathleen Baird-murray, Allure, 21 Sep. 2022 In the 1840s Joseph-Louis Lambot invented ferro-cement, a precursor to reinforced concrete, and made a concrete boat that was eventually pulled out of the pond here and now resides in Brignoles' museum. Kathleen Baird-murray, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2022 The walls themselves are sheathed in a network of interlocking hexagonal panels made of lightweight GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete), each with a single rectangular opening in the center. Michael J. Lewis, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022 The pad had a 390-foot-by-325-foot reinforced concrete hardstand standing 48 feet above sea level. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, 2 Feb. 2022 Six years later, the pavilion, which in all cost $95 million, is warm and vibrant, with 1,230 hexagonal glass fiber reinforced concrete panels that give a kaleidoscope effect. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2022 The insulated, reinforced concrete monolithic dome, built in 2009 on 3.78 acres of sloped and wooded land in Lane County, has one bedroom, one bathroom and 855 square feet of living space. oregonlive, 24 Dec. 2021 Stopping the flow from the 24-inch diameter, reinforced concrete pipe allows crews to start clearing the roadway — not just pumping the water and cleaning debris, but assessing any damage the flooding may have done. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2021 Constructed between the 12th and 20th centuries, the porticoes embody a range of architectural styles and building materials, including wood, stone, brick, and reinforced concrete. Alexandra Kirkman, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reinforced concrete

1891, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2022

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“Reinforced concrete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinforced%20concrete. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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