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mac·ad·am

 (mə-kăd′əm)
n.
Pavement made of layers of compacted broken stone, now usually bound with asphalt.

[After John Loudon McAdam (1756-1836), Scottish civil engineer.]

macadam

(məˈkædəm)
n
(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]

mac•ad•am

(məˈkæd əm)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macadam - broken stone used in macadamized roadwaysmacadam - broken stone used in macadamized roadways
paving, paving material, pavement - material used to pave an area
2.macadam - a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tarmacadam - a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar
paved surface - a level horizontal surface covered with paving material
Translations

macadam

[məˈkædəm] Nmacadán m

macadam

nSchotter m, → Splitt m, → Makadam m or nt; macadam roadSchotterstraße f

macadam

[məˈkædəm] nmacadam m