A construction containing steel bars or shaped wire mesh covered with a cement mortar. The metal increases the tensile strength of the concrete.
See also reinforced concrete.
Synonyms and Related Terms
béton armé (Fr.); betão armado (Port.); ferroconcrete; ferro-concrete; reinforced concrete
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996