road metal

  1. broken stone, cinders, etc., used for making roads.

Origin of road metal

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby road metal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use road metal in a sentence

  • The figure was that of a negro, who sat on a rock pile in the sun, hammering limestone chunks into road metal.

    The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
  • The slag solidifies into a hard stone which is broken up and used for making concrete and tar-paving, also for road metal.

  • The stones have been taken for road metal, the earth to lay on the land.

  • He carted away the interesting land-mark and broke up the cairn into road metal.

  • Yet how few have the energy and public spirit to get up and go for that dog with sticks, umbrellas, and pieces of road-metal!

    Lost Leaders | Andrew Lang

British Dictionary definitions for road metal

road metal

  1. crushed rock, broken stone, etc, used to construct a road

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