Definition of blacktop in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblaktɒp/
chiefly North American


[mass noun]
1Asphalt, tarmacadam, or other black material used for surfacing roads: the shiny blacktop of the drive [as modifier]: blacktop roads
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 [count noun] A road or area surfaced with blacktop: I turned on to the two-lane blacktop
More example sentences
  • 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)

[with object]
Surface (a road or area) with blacktop: 41 km had been blacktopped to date
More example sentences
  • €25,000 has been allocated to blacktop the road.

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