macadam macadam  /mə ˈkæ dəm/


  1. (n) broken stone used in macadamized roadways
  2. (n) a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar



  1. Gone is the muffled, macadam-topped speech song of old.
  2. In one of the few times police gave chase rather than standing their ground, they were pelted with rocks and pieces of macadam, countering by firing projectiles.
  3. IN a cold autumn drizzle, a crowd of 100 waited on the macadam at Allegheny County Airport.


  1. Unique Radnor home is original tollkeeper's house

    Authorized by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly in 1792, the Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike was the first planned and engineered road in the United States, with a hard, macadam-like surface and maximum grade of 7 percent. Linking the growing city to the farm fields of Lancaster, it was, in a sense, the superhighway of its time.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Main Line Suburban Life

  2. Museum Unveils First Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam Art PlayScape in the United States on June 13

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This innovative art playscape, installed in the Children's Museum's outdoor patio, will open to the public Thursday, June 13th. Similar crocheted Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam art playscapes have been installed in Japan, China and Spain, and...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

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  • "As I said before steamrolling works sometimes - usually if you're laying macadam. Well, we're not macadam in this state," said Bruno.
    on Mar 19, 2007 By: Joseph Bruno Source: NY1

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