road metal


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road metal

n.
Crushed or broken stone, cinders, or similar material used in the construction and repair of roads and roadbeds.

road metal

n
(Civil Engineering) crushed rock, broken stone, etc, used to construct a road

road′ met`al


n.
broken stone, cinders, etc., used for making roads.
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Noun1.road metal - broken rock used for repairing or making roads
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
References in classic literature ?
When the Municipal Council had authorized the making of the road, I went to the prefect and obtained some money from the charitable funds at the disposal of the department, in order to pay for the hire of carts, for the Commune was unable to undertake the transport of road metal for lack of wheeled conveyances.
Metal thieves steal every drain cover from road Metal thieves have moved out to the countryside - to plunder scores of drainage covers from a leafy road on the outskirts of Birmingham.
It is a sobering thought that but for these hills passing into public ownership - Bilberry Hill was sold to the city of Birmingham by Lord Windsor in 1913 for the then tidy sum of pounds 3,385 - they might have entirely disappeared, as extensive quarrying in the past extracted their core of hard stone, which was suitable for road metal.