macadam

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See also: Macadam and MacAdam

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Scottish engineer John Loudon McAdam (1756–1836), who invented the process of macadamization. Used for describing road surfaces originally constructed using the McAdam method, but now sometimes used for any road or street.

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Noun[edit]

macadam (countable and uncountable, plural macadams)

  1. (uncountable) The surface of a road consisting of layers of crushed stone (usually tar-coated for modern traffic).
  2. (US, dated, countable) Any road or street.

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Verb[edit]

macadam (third-person singular simple present macadams, present participle macadaming or macadamming, simple past and past participle macadamed or macadammed)

  1. (transitive) To cover or surface with macadam.

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Noun[edit]

macadam m (plural macadams or macadam)

  1. macadam