road·​build·​ing ˈrōd-ˌbil-diŋ How to pronounce roadbuilding (audio)
: the laying of usually paved roads
They envision mining the gravel for the next 30 years, and trucking it to asphalt and concrete plants for use in roadbuilding and construction projects …Hannah Hoffman

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The directive was designed to restrict roadbuilding, and by extension large-scale logging and mining, on 58 million acres in the country’s national forests. Anchorage Daily News, 29 Apr. 2022 In Haiti, Butler himself was responsible for institution of corvée labor for roadbuilding, which was an unpaid labor draft that was enforced with violence, including killing those who tried to escape. Patrick Iber, The New Republic, 11 Jan. 2022 The deadline for public comments on a plan that would allow more mining, logging and roadbuilding in the forest is Tuesday. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Dec. 2019 Nash, who at the time blamed roadbuilding requirements and washouts that temporarily closed Oilwell Road, sued the borough. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Apr. 2018 Outside of agriculture, Deere expanded its construction equipment unit last year with the acquisition of Wirtgen Group, a roadbuilding company, amid a global boom in building. Lydia Mulvany,, 16 Feb. 2018 Preckwinkle has also put more money into roadbuilding while cutting the size of the county workforce and reducing overall debt. Hal Dardick,, 25 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roadbuilding was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Roadbuilding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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