blacktop

[blak-top]
noun
1.
a bituminous substance, usually asphalt, for paving roads, parking lots, playgrounds, etc.
2.
a road covered with blacktop.
adjective
3.
pertaining to or surfaced with blacktop: a blacktop driveway.
verb (used with object), blacktopped, blacktopping.
4.
to pave with blacktop.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism; black + top1

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blacktop (ˈblækˌtɒp)
 
n
1.  a bituminous mixture used for paving
2.  a road paved with this mixture

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Example sentences
With car headlights illuminating the blacktop stage, the sport bike riding crew was putting on an amazing display of stunt riding.
Dark objects absorb more light, so blacktop paving would be hotter than concrete.
Since the school's closure, the blacktop playground had fallen into disrepair with weeds growing through cracks.
The lighter color parking lot is porous, the darker color is traditional
  blacktop, which is not porous.
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