Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rod or bar used for reinforcement in concrete or asphalt pourings.
  • noun A group of such rods forming a grid.

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  • noun countable A steel reinforcing bar in a reinforced concrete structure.
  • noun uncountable A grid-shaped system of such bars.

Etymologies

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

[re(inforcing) bar.]

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Blend of reinforcing and bar

Examples

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

  • It sounds like a nice story but the rebar is there so they don't have to pay property taxes on the property.

    Retiring in Mexico

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  • "To reduce heat gain in the hot Arizona summers, they painted the house white so it reflects sunlight and reduces heat absorption and discomfort. They also increased the length of the overhang (eaves), providing additional shade. They constructed trellises from salvaged rebar and steel mesh, then planted vegetables that grow on vines."

    - D. Chiras & D. Wan, 'Superbia!'.

    November 4, 2008

  • 'Hey, Crisis! You can snap rebar with your bare hands, right?'

    'If it's made of styrofoam.'

    Doonesbury. Crisis is a wrestler on USO tour in Afghanistan.

    March 4, 2010