Examples from the Web for tarmac
He saluted the Marines standing guard on the tarmac with his right hand—the hand with the coffee cup in it.Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right|Sally Kohn|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only 101 lives were lost by the two air forces and most of those were not caused by crashes but by accidents on the tarmac.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We all grabbed our gear, lined up, and walked across the tarmac.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Upon landing, he was reportedly spotted wandering the tarmac with only a comb in his pocket.
The couple were met on the tarmac by Tony Abbott, the prime minister.New Pictures As Prince George Arrives in Australia|Tom Sykes|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A single plane, wet and gleaming under the sobbing heavens, stood on the tarmac, two heavily coated figures before it.
His helicopter props spun, and the scout nestled down lightly on the tarmac.
Mechanics were climbing down out of cockpits and walking along down the tarmac in groups.Dave Dawson with the R.A.F|R. Sidney Bowen
Half an hour later the two air aces were out on the tarmac, and ready to leave.Dave Dawson with the Commandos|R. Sidney Bowen
He went out and took the slide-stair down to the tarmac where squad ship 390 waited in standard police readiness.A Matter of Importance|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
verb -macs, -macking or -macked
1903 as a trademark name, short for tarmacadam (1882) "pavement created by spraying tar over crushed stone," from tar (n.1) + John Latin McAdam (see macadam). By 1919, tarmac was being used generally in Great Britain for "runway."