- 1.1 uncountablealso: tarmac®(American English) (tar mixture)(before noun) (road/surface)Example sentences1.2 (surface — in airport, racetrack)
(— on road)Example sentences
- A decision to replace a paving stone surface in historic Corsham town centre with tarmac in a road safety scheme may be reversed.
- A third alternative would be to surround the skateboard area with paving slabs and create access from the main tarmac path to the facility with minor repairs to the surface of the car park.
- The surface of the road is made up of a surface layer of tarmac, approximately 4 to 6 inches thick followed by a concrete layer of approximately 12 or 13 inches.
- A healthy baby boy was delivered in the back of the helicopter on the tarmac at the Comoro Airfield.
- Eyewitnesses reported that one of its wingtips hit the tarmac and the jet crashed through an airport fence and then exploded.
- Instead of taking off, however, the plane and its passengers sat on the tarmac in a weather delay for four hours before returning to the terminal.
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