blacktop

noun black·top \ ˈblak-ˌtäp \
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

Definition of blacktop

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

blacktop

transitive verb

Examples of blacktop in a Sentence

  1. road crews laying down blacktop

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First Known Use of blacktop

1917

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BLACKTOP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of blacktop for English Language Learners

  • : black material that is used for making roads

  • : a surface that is covered with blacktop


BLACKTOP Defined for Kids

blacktop

noun black·top \ ˈblak-ˌtäp \

Definition of blacktop for Students

: a black material used especially to pave roads


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