road metal
noun Date: 1818 broken stone or cinders used in making and repairing roads or ballasting railroads

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  • Road metal — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • road metal — n. broken stones, cinders, etc. used in making roads, ballasting roadbeds, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Road metal — For other uses, see Metal (disambiguation). Metal pavement road. The term road metal refers to the crushed rock used for road beds, surfaces, all weather walkways and paths, foundations, and railway embankments, among other things. The use of… …   Wikipedia

  • road metal — road′ met al n. civ brit. broken stone, cinders, etc., used for making roads …   From formal English to slang

  • road metal — Brit. broken stone, cinders, etc., used for making roads. Also called metal. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • road metal — /ˈroʊd mɛtl/ (say rohd metl) noun broken stone, etc., used for making roads …   Australian English dictionary

  • road metal — noun broken rock used for repairing or making roads • Hypernyms: ↑rock, ↑stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • metal — ► NOUN 1) a solid material which is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity, e.g. iron, copper, and gold. 2) (also road metal) broken stone used in road making. ORIGIN Greek metallon… …   English terms dictionary

  • Road — (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Road agent — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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