Meaning of PRESTRESS in English


Pronunciation: ( ˌ )pr ē - ' stres

Function: transitive verb

Date: 1934

: to introduce internal stresses into (as a structural beam) to counteract the stresses that will result from applied load (as in incorporating cables under tension in concrete)

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