blacktop

noun
black·​top | \ ˈblak-ˌtäp How to pronounce blacktop (audio) \

Definition of blacktop

: a bituminous material used especially for surfacing roads also : a surface paved with blacktop

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Other Words from blacktop

blacktop transitive verb

Examples of blacktop in a Sentence

road crews laying down blacktop
Recent Examples on the Web For that, it was beloved by the city's blacktop crews. Neil Johnson, Star Tribune, 31 May 2021 This is a ballplayer who brings us back to our childhood when the best pitcher often was the best hitter and the first kid picked for a game on the blacktop or sandlot. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 May 2021 Then there’s the issue of Howard Terminal itself, roughly 50 acres of blacktop where the new ballpark would be built. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 May 2021 The platform lowers down to the blacktop, its lip curling flat, and the boy with the big head and the powerchair loads first, backing himself onto the platform. Brian Trapp, Longreads, 30 Apr. 2021 Taft has a problem working outside because its blacktop is unavailable during construction. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2021 The curving driveway, once blacktop, is repaved with brick. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2021 The platform lowers down to the blacktop, its lip curling flat, and the boy with the big head and the powerchair loads first, backing himself onto the platform. Brian Trapp, Longreads, 30 Apr. 2021 The platform lowers down to the blacktop, its lip curling flat, and the boy with the big head and the powerchair loads first, backing himself onto the platform. Brian_trapp, Longreads, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of blacktop

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blacktop was in 1917

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6 Jun 2021

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“Blacktop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blacktop. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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blacktop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blacktop

chiefly US
: black material that is used for making roads
: a surface that is covered with blacktop

blacktop

noun
black·​top | \ ˈblak-ˌtäp How to pronounce blacktop (audio) \

Kids Definition of blacktop

: a black material used especially to pave roads

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