tarmacadam
noun Date: 1882 1. a pavement constructioncted by spraying or pouring a tar binder over layers of crushed stone and then rolling 2. a material of tar and aggregates mixed in a plant and shaped on the roadway

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tarmacadam — ● tarmacadam nom masculin (mot anglais, de tar, goudron, et macadam) Matériau enrobé de goudron, utilisé en couche de surface des chaussées. ⇒TARMACADAM, subst. masc. Matériau résistant composé de pierres concassées ou de laitier enrobés dans une …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tarmacadam — [tär΄mə kad′əm] n. [ TAR1 + MACADAM] a mixture of small broken stones and a tar or asphalt binder, used to pave roads: cf. MACADAM …   English World dictionary

  • Tarmacadam — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le mot tarmacadam peut faire référence à : Macadam (par aphérèse), une technique d empierrement des chaussées. Tarmac (par apocope), revêtement en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tarmacadam — (Voz inglesa.) ► sustantivo masculino CONSTRUCCIÓN Material utilizado para la pavimentación de calzadas, hecho de piedras machacadas y una emulsión de alquitrán. * * * tarmacadam (del ingl. «tarmacadam») m. Material para pavimentar las calzadas… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • tarmacadam — /tahr meuh kad euhm/, n. a paving material consisting of coarse crushed stone covered with a mixture of tar and bitumen. [1880 85; TAR1 + MACADAM] * * * …   Universalium

  • tarmacadam — noun A mixture of tar and small stones used in paving. Syn: tarmac …   Wiktionary

  • tarmacadam — [ˌtα:mə kadəm] noun another term for tarmac. Origin C19: from tar1 + macadam …   English new terms dictionary

  • tarmacadam — tar•mac•ad•am [[t]ˈtɑr məˌkæd əm[/t]] n. civ a paving material consisting of coarse crushed stone covered with tar and bitumen • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • tarmacadam — /taməˈkædəm / (say tahmuh kaduhm) noun 1. a road surfacing mixture consisting of small stones or gravel bound together with tar or a mixture of tar and bitumen. –adjective 2. made of or having a surface of such a mixture. {tar1 + macadam} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tarmacadam — n. a material of stone or slag bound with tar, used in paving roads etc. Etymology: TAR(1) + MACADAM …   Useful english dictionary

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