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."

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