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 Slender, reinforced concrete columns are topped by horizontal steel beams, which in turn support prefabricated concrete track beds on which gravel, railway ties and tracks are laid. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Slender, reinforced concrete columns are topped by horizontal steel beams, which in turn support prefabricated concrete track beds on which gravel, railway ties and tracks are laid. Mark Stevenson, Star Tribune, 16 June 2021 Is potential corrosion of the building’s columns, rebar or reinforced concrete likely to be closely examined? Robin Lloyd, Scientific American, 30 June 2021 Slender, reinforced concrete columns are topped by horizontal steel beams, which in turn support prefabricated concrete track beds on which gravel, railway ties and tracks are laid. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Slender, reinforced concrete columns are topped by horizontal steel beams, which in turn support prefabricated concrete track beds on which gravel, railway ties and tracks are laid. Mark Stevenson, Star Tribune, 16 June 2021 Slender, reinforced concrete columns are topped by horizontal steel beams, which in turn support prefabricated concrete track beds on which gravel, railway ties and tracks are laid. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021 Slender, reinforced concrete columns are topped by horizontal steel beams, which in turn support prefabricated concrete track beds on which gravel, railway ties and tracks are laid. Mark Stevenson, Star Tribune, 16 June 2021 Slender, reinforced concrete columns are topped by horizontal steel beams, which in turn support prefabricated concrete track beds on which gravel, railway ties and tracks are laid. Mark Stevenson, USA TODAY, 17 June 2021

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First Known Use of reinforced concrete

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinforced concrete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinforced%20concrete. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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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