Definition of prestressing in US English:

prestressing

noun

  • See prestressed

    • ‘These jacks are also used in prestressing applications and are equipped with cylinders into which the strand is threaded.’
    • ‘Each tendon consists of one or more steel prestressing strands coated with a proprietary intumescent material.’
    • ‘For this particular bridge the amount of prestressing was determined by limiting the axial tensile stress in the slab to approximately half the cracking strength of the concrete under 50 percent of the design live load.’
    • ‘The prestressing specialist Freyssinet International contributes over $350 million, while the major projects division more than doubles that amount.’

Pronunciation

prestressing

/-ˈstresiNG/