Definition of "macadam" [macadam]
- (noun) Pavement made of layers of compacted broken stone, now usually bound with tar or asphalt.
Use "macadam" in a sentence
- "To give you a feel for how long ago this was the main beneficiaries of the macadam were the new fangled bicycle-men."
- "The splendid kunkah is now gradually giving place to ordinary macadam, which is far less desirable, the heavy, pelting rain washing away the clay and leaving the surface rough."
- "John McAdam designed the first modern highway of inexpensive paving material of soil and stone aggregate known as macadam during the Industrial Revolution."