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macadam

noun mac·ad·am \mə-ˈka-dəm\

: a road surface made with a dark material that contains small broken stones

Full Definition of MACADAM

:  macadamized roadway or pavement especially with a bituminous binder
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Origin of MACADAM

John L. McAdam †1836 British engineer
First Known Use: 1824
MACADAM Defined for Kids

macadam

noun mac·ad·am \mə-ˈka-dəm\

Definition of MACADAM for Kids

:  a road surface made of small closely packed broken stone

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