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noun
a dressing of manure on the surface of land.
the action of one who top-dresses.
a top layer of gravel, crushed rock, etc., on a roadway.
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Origin of top dressing

First recorded in 1755–65

OTHER WORDS FROM top dressing

top dresser, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for top dressing

top dressing

noun
a surface application of manure or fertilizer to land
a thin layer of loose gravel that covers the top of a road surface
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