Trinidad asphalt

noun
variants: or less commonly Trinidad pitch

Definition of Trinidad asphalt

: a natural asphalt found in a pitch lake in the island of Trinidad, widely used in the U.S. for sheet asphalt pavements, and containing when refined about 44 percent colloidal clay and 56 percent bitumen

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About Trinidad asphalt

Dictionary Entries Near Trinidad asphalt

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad asphalt

Trinil man

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Trinidad asphalt

Cite this Entry

“Trinidad asphalt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trinidad%20asphalt. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!