reinforced concrete


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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Recent Examples on the Web The dam has two reinforced concrete spillways to carry away excess water when reservoir levels get too high. CBS News, "Michigan dam had record of safety violations before failure," 21 May 2020 The two-foot-thick circular steel piles would be filled with steel reinforced concrete. J.k. Dineen,, "Expert panel endorses plan to stabilize SF’s leaning Millennium Tower," 27 Aug. 2019 Were the Rebels foolish to build reinforced concrete bases where salt is everywhere? Alastair Marsh, Quartz, "The tactics and tools that saved the Rebel Alliance are surprisingly terrestrial," 29 Dec. 2019 The Millennium Tower now sits on 950 reinforced concrete piles driven up to 90 feet deep into bay mud. J.k. Dineen,, "Expert panel endorses plan to stabilize SF’s leaning Millennium Tower," 27 Aug. 2019 Following his death, Dillinger's father had his casket covered in concrete and topped by four reinforced concrete slabs to prevent vandals from digging him up, according to the Indiana Historical Society. Fox News, "John Dillinger's nephew can't exhume gangster's remains without Indiana cemetery's permission, judge rules," 5 Dec. 2019 Rebar, or steel rods used to reinforce concrete, was laid down. Max Londberg,, "Missing worker in building collapse was checking for 'stress' below concrete, fire chief says," 27 Nov. 2019 The rebar will reinforce concrete panels that will, in turn, be topped with 18-foot steel bollards. USA TODAY, "Guitar hotel, creepy dolls, slime museum: News from around our 50 states," 25 Oct. 2019 The only similarities between the two are the steel and reinforced concrete that makes up the 97-year old stadium. Arash Markazi, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Rose Bowl is a special venue and UCLA football is making it a depressing place," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of reinforced concrete

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reinforced concrete was in 1891

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“Reinforced concrete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reinforced concrete

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

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