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unmetalled

Line breaks: un|met¦alled
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈmɛt(ə)ld
 
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Definition of unmetalled in English:

adjective

British
(Of a road) not having a hard surface of road metal: an unmetalled road
More example sentences
  • A lightly-metalled road was found south of the river at Spital Street, Dartford, interpreted as an early line for Watling Street; while north of the river, at Old Ford, London, archaeologists found a single-carriageway unmetalled road.
  • You didn't mention, Beta, that the roads are unmetalled; the electricity is unreliable and intermittent; the water still comes from a well; there are no street-lamps and the only transport we've got is oxen, goat or mule-driven.
  • The toughest part of the race was in Siberia, where the mud and unmetalled roads meant the Flyer covered just 60 miles in four days.

Words that rhyme with unmetalled

emeraldembattled

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