tarmacadam

noun
tar·​mac·​ad·​am | \ ˌtär-mə-ˈka-dəm How to pronounce tarmacadam (audio) \

Definition of tarmacadam

1 : a pavement constructed by spraying or pouring a tar binder over layers of crushed stone and then rolling
2 : a material of tar and aggregates mixed in a plant and shaped on the roadway

First Known Use of tarmacadam

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tarmacadam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarmacadam. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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