- (Britain, Canada) The bituminous surface of a road.
1922, Michael Arlen, “3/1/1”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
- How meek and shrunken did that haughty Tarmac become as it slunk by the wide circle of asphalt of the yellow sort, that was loosely strewn before the great iron gates of Lady Hall as a forerunner of the consideration that awaited the guests of Rupert, Earl of Kare, […] .
- (informal, aviation) The area of an airport, other than the runway, where planes park or maneuver.
bituminous road surface
- (Britain, Canada) To pave.
- 2014, Taking the rough with the smooth: Bolton residents anger over half-tarmaced road, ITV Granada:
- Residents in Bolton are angry after workmen tarmaced only one half of their road leaving the other half strewn with potholes.
- (aviation) To spend time idling on a runway, usually waiting for takeoff clearance.
tarmac m (plural tarmacs)
- tarmac (part of airport)
tarmac m (genitive singular tarmac)
Declension of tarmac