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noun as in gravel

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Cool, dry weather; relatively but not totally flat terrain; soft running surfaces, like dirt, gravel or macadam.

Rubber tires do not slip on good macadam roads and during our tour it was necessary to use chains on the wheels only a few times.

The name macadam is often used now to denote the material used in making roads.

Mr. Gano stopped meditatively, and struck his blackthorn into the gray "MacAdam" powder.

She was put together skew-geed an' one side of her was so out of geer that she couldn't run straight even on a macadam road.

The car raced along the road, crossed a macadam highway, went four blocks and pulled to a stop.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to macadam, such as: sand, shale, rocks, screenings, stones, and tailings.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.