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

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Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright paved the way for reinforced concrete's use in modern architecture. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Rock Solid History of Concrete," 12 Oct. 2017 Felipe Asandi Arquitectos designed the house with reinforced concrete slabs that together create a lengthy rectangular shape. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Hillside modern house is all concrete, glass, and views," 1 May 2018 That signaled a bold departure from the hard edges of reinforced concrete steps and steel sheet pile that traditionally protected the shoreline. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Northerly Island walkway still mangled and off-limits: Here's the story behind this engineering flop," 27 Apr. 2018 During this renovation, the swim center’s entire reinforced concrete deck, pool plaster and tile will be removed and replaced. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Swim center will remain closed for much of summer," 25 Apr. 2018 Gun emplacements and reinforced concrete installations from the 20th century add to the martial architecture and make driving the cramped one-way back streets a challenge. James R. Carroll, chicagotribune.com, "Gibraltar draws visitors with curious monkeys and Britain-meets-the-Mediterranean vibe," 14 Mar. 2018 With industrialization in the 1950s came widespread construction of homes of reinforced concrete blocks and poured concrete roofs for the middle and upper-middle classes. Andres Viglucci, miamiherald, "Puerto Rico’s housing crisis after Hurricane Maria | Miami Herald," 14 Feb. 2018 Then a step-like reinforced concrete pad will be installed atop the H-piles and along the I-wall. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "Stronger L-shaped floodwall planned near end of Orleans Avenue canal," 1 Feb. 2018 Concrete could be poured over iron bars to form reinforced concrete. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Rock Solid History of Concrete," 12 Oct. 2017

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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reinforced concrete

noun

English Language Learners Definition of reinforced concrete

: concrete that has metal bars inside of it to make it stronger

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