subgrade
noun Date: 1893 a surface of earth or rock leveled off to receive a foundation (as of a road)

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  • Subgrade — In highway engineering, subgrade is the native material underneath a constructed pavement. It is also called formation level. Explanation Subgrades are commonly compacted before the construction of a pavement, and are sometimes stabilized by the… …   Wikipedia

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  • subgrade — /sub grayd /, Civ. Engin., Building Trades. n. 1. the prepared earth surface on which a pavement or the ballast of a railroad track is placed or upon which the foundation of a structure is built. adj. 2. beneath the finished ground level of a… …   Universalium

  • subgrade — noun The layer of native soil on which the foundation of a road is laid …   Wiktionary

  • subgrade — sub·grade …   English syllables

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  • Road surface — A road in the process of being resurfaced Road surface (British English) or pavement (American English) is the durable surface material laid down on an area intended to sustain vehicular or foot traffic, such as a road or walkway. In the past… …   Wikipedia

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