reinforcement

[ ree-in-fawrs-muh nt, -fohrs- ]SEE DEFINITION OF reinforcement

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It was evident that all hope of reinforcement from France was vain.

I cannot fight the French, in this moderate weather, without a reinforcement.

The arrival of the reinforcement moved the camp to interest.

He got by mere accident, as we say, a reinforcement of Spaniards.

In spite of the arrival of this reinforcement, the situation did not improve.

A reinforcement of 220 seamen for the lakes came by the same route.

This reinforcement was set in place and wrapped with No. 24 ½-in.

The reinforcement was erected inside the forms for both columns and girders.

Figure 279 shows the general arrangement of the reinforcement.

Johnson corrugated bars, old style, are used for reinforcement.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "act of reinforcing," from reinforce + -ment. Meaning "an augmentation, that which reinforces" is from 1650s. Related: Reinforcements.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REINFORCEMENT

addition

nounsomething conjoined to or enlargement of something
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