Material used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas, consisting of crushed rock mixed with tar,
Material used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas, consisting of crushed rock mixed with tar
A runway or other area surfaced with such material
macadamize: surface with macadam; "macadam the road"
tarmacadam: a paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving
tarmacadam: a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar
Tarmac (short for tarmacadam, or tar-penetration macadam) is a type of road surface. Tarmac refers to a material patented by Edgar Purnell Hooley in 1901. ...
Tarmac is a company that is based at Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom and operates internationally. The company produces aggregates and road-surfacing materials, including tarmacadam, from which the company's name is derived. ...
The bituminous surface of a road; Area of an airport where planes park or maneuver; To pave; To spend time idling on a runway, usually waiting for takeoff clearance
(1) A bituminous material used in paving; a trade name for Tar MacAdam. (2) An airport surface paved with this substance, especially a runway or an APRON at a hangar.
a road construction technique which involves spreading tar over layers of crushed stone and then rolling the surface smooth.
trademarked name for a bituminous binder (similar to tarmacadam) that's used for surfacing roads, runways, and the like
A method of paving in which layers of uniformly graded, coarse aggregate are spread and compacted to a desired grade. Next, the voids are completely filled by a finer aggregate, sometimes assisted by water (water-bound), and sometimes assisted by liquid asphalt (asphalt-bound). ...
n. 1. Blacktop. The word is somewhat mysteriously derived from an 18th century engineer and road builder by the name of Macadam. Tar is, of course, from the sticky stuff on the road.
The British name for the area on an airport where aircraft are tied down and surfaced. The name comes from tarmacadam, a mixture of tar and and crushed stone. More