Definition of tarmacadam in English:

tarmacadam

Syllabification: tar·mac·ad·am
Pronunciation: /ˈtärməˌkadəm
 
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noun

chiefly British
  • another term for Tarmac.
    More example sentences
    • The barriers will stop the car park being used as a short cut from the Stradbally Road to the Dublin road, a practice that has a wearing effect on the tarmacadam and has insurance implications also.
    • The road surface was tarmacadam, a bitumen surface with a 14 mm aggregate close graded wearing course.
    • A welcome has been recorded at the completion of the road surface on the Mountain Road after workmen applied the tarmacadam surface on that roadway last week.

Derivatives

tarmacadamed

adjective
More example sentences
  • All house types will have a mixed elevation of red brick, plaster and hallmark stone, all gardens will be levelled and seeded and driveways will be tarmacadamed, making them an attractive home for any discerning purchaser.
  • All the local driveways should be well tarmacadamed by then.
  • It has parking for two or three cars in the tarmacadamed forecourt which leads to the garage, which can hold one vehicle.

Origin

late 19th century: from tar1 + macadam.

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