Ferro-concrete
Ferro-concrete Fer"ro-con"crete, n. (Arch. & Engin.) Concrete strengthened by a core or foundation skeleton of iron or steel bars, strips, etc. Floors, columns, piles, water pipes, etc., have been successfully made of it. Called also {armored concrete steel}, and most commonly {reenforced concrete}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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