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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar; A paving material of tar and broken stone.

Usage examples (19)
  • Ordinary tarmacadam, ordinary air, ordinary everything.
  • And then, suddenly below us, was a circle of tarmacadam, with a large X in its centre.
  • Apart from a few tufts of grass that had breached the pitted tarmacadam, the place looked devoid of life.
  • The pre-vailing westerlies will banish that Saharan breeze and Belfast will become again the dour northern town of bricks, slate, and tarmacadam. for more
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