from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Poured concrete containing steel bars or metal netting to increase its tensile strength. Also called ferroconcrete.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A building material made from Portland cement concrete with a matrix of steel bars or wires (rebars) to increase its tensile strength.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Concrete having within its mass a system of iron or steel supports, such as bars, rods, or a heavy mesh, to provide increased tensile strength and shear resistance. Same as ferro-concrete.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See concrete.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. concrete with metal and/or mesh added to provide extra support against stresses
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There were swimming pools, barbershops, and fine restaurants; the reinforced concrete walls were covered by tapestries and paintings; and everything had been done to disguise the fact that it was, at bottom, a bomb shelter.
On the outskirts of Bippus, in a two-story reinforced concrete block building set back a few yards from his home, John Nixon ran a small company called Athena Research & Consulting.
"Look out!" someone shouted and everyone ran for cpver as a huge lump of reinforced concrete came crashing down from the mutilated top stories of Sinclair Towers.