Definition of Tarmacadam

1. Noun. A paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving.

Exact synonyms: Tarmac
Generic synonyms: Pavement, Paving, Paving Material
Derivative terms: Tarmac



2. Noun. A paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar.
Exact synonyms: Macadam, Tarmac
Generic synonyms: Paved Surface
Derivative terms: Macadamize, Tarmac

Definition of Tarmacadam

1. Noun. (archaic) A mixture of tar and small stones used in paving. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cover or surface with tarmacadam. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tarmacadam

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tarmacadam

tarings
tariqa
tariqas
tariquidar
tariric acid
tarka dahl
tarkhan
tarkhans
tarkianite
tarlatan
tarlatans
tarletan
tarletans
tarlike
tarmac
tarmacadam (current term)
tarmacadamed
tarmacadaming
tarmacadams
tarmacked
tarmacking
tarmacs
tarn
tarnal
tarnally
tarnation
tarnations
tarnish
tarnishable
tarnished

Literary usage of Tarmacadam

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1. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"... pa drying up, near exhaustion. tarissement, m. drying up, exhaustion. tarmacadam, m. tar macadam, tar-bound macadam. tar macadam! ser, rt pave with tar ..."

2. Modern Roads by Henry Percy Boulnois (1919)
""SLAG" tarmacadam Universally recognised as the best and most economical^material for surfacing ROADS. Over 2000000 (Two Million) yards super. have been ..."

3. Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates: Proceedings of the First by Daniel T. Potts, Hasan Al Naboodah, Peter Hellyer (2003)
"It is approached by a long tarmacadam avenue lined on one side with lamp posts and entered via large protective wrought iron gates. ..."

4. Manual of Road Construction and Maintenance, Compiled at the School of ...by E. M. Paul by E. M. Paul (1908)
"Grade " B " is used as a MATRIX BINDING, and in the construction of "IN SITU" tarmacadam ROADS ..."

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