Definition of blacktop in English:


Syllabification: black·top
Pronunciation: /ˈblakˌtäp
chiefly North American


  • 1Asphalt, or other black material used for surfacing roads: [as modifier]: blacktop roads
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    • It was almost 5 p.m. and the sun, round as an orange, shone directly into my eyes as I drove slowly along the familiar blacktop road to the airport.
    • Several years ago, maybe three, I had my driveway and parking area covered with new blacktop.
    • As he ran Danny tripped and fell on the blacktop road.
  • 1.1A road or area surfaced with asphalt or other black material: playing hopscotch on the blacktop behind the school
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    • Driving along the two-lane blacktops and gravel section roads, one sees huge wheat combines churning up clouds of dust.
    • A couple of them are very narrow, two-lane blacktops that lead into a main artery.
    • The road proved to be a two-lane blacktop with the familiar yellow lines down the middle.

verb (blacktops, blacktopping, blacktopped)

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  • Surface (a road or area) with asphalt or other black material: 41 miles had been blacktopped to date
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    • €25,000 has been allocated to blacktop the road.

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