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macadam definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: broken stone used in macadamized roadways
2: a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar [syn: tarmacadam, tarmac, macadam]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: John L. McAdam died 1836 British engineer Date: 1824 macadamized roadway or pavement especially with a bituminous binder

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 material for road-making with successive layers of compacted broken stone. 2 = TARMACADAM. Derivatives: macadamize v.tr. (also -ise). Etymology: J. L. McAdam, Brit. surveyor d. 1836, who advocated using this material

Moby Thesaurus

Tarmac, Tarvia, asphalt, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, brick, cement, cobble, cobblestone, concrete, curb, curbing, curbstone, edgestone, flag, flagging, flagstone, gravel, kerb, kerbstone, pavement, pavestone, paving, paving stone, road metal, stone, tarmacadam, tile, washboard



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