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

[re(inforcing) bar.]
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a rod that provides reinforcement in concrete structures
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or re-bar


a steel bar or rod used to reinforce concrete.
[1960–65, Amer.; re(inforcing)bar]
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Emirates Steel has enhanced its facility in Abu Dhabi's industrial city to manufacture 40mm diameter reinforcing steel rebar to meet the growing demand on projects across the region.
Emirates Steel's product range includes rebar and rebar in coil, wire rod, hot rolled structural steel sections, which include beams, columns, channels, angles and sheet piles; direct reduced iron and steel billets.
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Rosengaard adds that multi-processors can also be equipped with secondary pulverizer jaws that are specifically designed to pulverize piles of concrete debris and separate and cut the rebar.
Radimiro Petucio, a steel importer, says the market position enjoyed by CAP and by Brazilian producer Gerdau, totaling 95% of the domestic market, makes importing rebar difficult.
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