Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

Broken stone; macadamized roadway.

Part of speech: noun

Macadamizer or macadamiser.

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Usage examples "macadam":

  1. I 'm greatly given to the highway, and I prefer macadam. - "The Siege of the Seven Suitors", Meredith Nicholson.
  2. The board appointed lecturers, procured a reward for Elkington for his draining system, encouraged Macadam in his plans for improving roads, and Meikle the inventor of the thrashing machine, and obtained the removal of taxes on draining tiles, and other taxes injurious to agriculture. - "A Short History of English Agriculture", W. H. R. Curtler.
  3. The highway leading to Albany was a hard, macadam one, and he fairly flew along the level stretches. - "Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle", Victor Appleton.