- a bituminous substance, usually asphalt, for paving roads, parking lots, playgrounds, etc.
- a road covered with blacktop.
- pertaining to or surfaced with blacktop: a blacktop driveway.
- to pave with blacktop.
Origin of blacktop
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Examples from the Web for blacktop
The place is twenty-six miles north on blacktop, another three and a half over gravel.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean
March 23, 2014
She walked down the bluestone and blacktop driveway and through shadows thrown by the branches of seven leafless oak trees.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns
November 22, 2013
Miami Heat star Chris Bosh admits he loves nothing more than engaging in a fierce, hard-fought battle on the blacktop.Chris Bosh On the NBA Star-Studded New York City Fundraiser for Obama
August 24, 2012
He turned off the blacktop and started down the rutted path.Lease to Doomsday
Zircon took a blacktop road to the west, close to the base of the mountain.
At the end of the blacktop, he and Scotty got out and examined the road surface.
On the Golp Terrace, as the blacktop island was called, everyone and everything conformed—or else.A Knyght Ther Was
Robert F. Young
Rounding a curve in a narrow, blacktop road, he saw the home behind a grove of trees.Occasion for Disaster
Gordon Randall Garrett
- a bituminous mixture used for paving
- a road paved with this mixture
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Word Origin and History for blacktop
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