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blacktop

[blak-top] /ˈblækˌtɒp/
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
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism; black + top1
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blacktop

/ˈblækˌtɒp/
noun (mainly US & Canadian)
1.
a bituminous mixture used for paving
2.
a road paved with this mixture
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Word Origin and History for blacktopping

blacktop

n.

road resurfacing material, 1931, American English, from black (adj.) + top (n.1).

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