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Pavement made of layers of compacted broken stone, now usually bound with asphalt.
[After John Loudon McAdam (1756-1836), Scottish civil engineer.]
(Civil Engineering) a road surface made of compressed layers of small broken stones, esp one that is bound together with tar or asphalt
[C19: named after John McAdam (1756–1836), Scottish engineer, the inventor]
1. a macadamized road or pavement.
2. the broken stone used for macadamizing.
[1815–25; after J. Latin. McAdam (1756–1836), Scottish engineer, who invented the process]
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|Noun||1.||macadam - broken stone used in macadamized roadways|
|2.||macadam - a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar|
paved surface - a level horizontal surface covered with paving material