from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See reinforced concrete.

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  • n. A building material made from Portland cement concrete with a matrix of steel bars or wires (rebars) to increase its tensile strength.


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  • The pool is temporary until we can build the ferroconcrete tank on top of the hill.

    Rainwater harvesting

  • We also intend to build a larger tank for storage on top of the hill, and the best we have seen is a round ferroconcrete tank with a liner at a cost of about 3-4 pesos per gallon.

    Pond Liners; looking for expertise & materials

  • Only one of these rocket centers was underground, but all were protected by massive ferroconcrete domes thirty to forty feet thick.

    Masters of the Air

  • It was but a moment's effort to clamber over the broken stones of the fence, and then he began to walk slowly toward the small ferroconcrete building in the center of the compound, and the flag that drifted in the wind and the eternal flame before that building.

    Delta Search

  • The stained and flame-singed ferroconcrete walls were festooned with the tools of his trade.

    Second Skin

  • At last, he arrived at a ferroconcrete building in Toshima - ku studded with antennas and a satellite dish.

    Second Skin

  • For an instant, he thought he was not going to make it, that he was going to hurtle headfirst into the ferroconcrete wall of the gym.

    Second Skin

  • This made for a supremely responsive machine that held him in good stead as he zigzagged his way around terrified people and octago - nal ferroconcrete columns set in a double line down the length of the mall.

    Second Skin

  • Nicholas looked at the bat-winged glass and ferroconcrete building in the center of the arty, tourist area of Roppongi.

    Second Skin

  • Her house was ferroconcrete on the outside, black granite and black and white tiles on the inside.

    Black Blade


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  • Dry docks and breakwaters were built of reinforced (or ferro) concrete—concrete in which metal rods are added—and in the early 1900's several major buildings were built of the same material in Europe and the United States, as well as silos, some small bridges, and a Montgomery Ward warehouse in Chicago.
    David G. McCullough, The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977)

    December 26, 2015