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Tarmac

[ tahr-mak ]
/ ˈtɑr mæk /
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Trademark.

a brand of bituminous binder, similar to tarmacadam, for surfacing roads, airport runways, parking areas, etc.

noun

(lowercase) a road, airport runway, parking area, etc., paved with Tarmac, tarmacadam, or a layer of tar.
(lowercase) a layer or covering of Tarmac, tarmacadam, or tar.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tarmac

tarmac
/ (ˈtɑːmæk) /

noun

a paving material that consists of crushed stone rolled and bound with a mixture of tar and bitumen, esp as formerly used for a road, airport runway, etcFull name: tarmacadam (ˌtɑːməˈkædəm) See also macadam
the tarmac a runway at an airporton the tarmac at Nairobi airport

verb -macs, -macking or -macked

(tr) (usually not capital) to apply tarmac to
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