Steel reinforcing bars for concrete having a minimum yield strength above a specified value. high-tensile steel A low-alloy steel having an yield strength of 50,000 to 100,000 pounds per square inch (3.4 × 108 to 6.9 × 108 newtons per square meter). Also called high-strength steel.
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