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wearing course

noun
1.
the top layer of a road that carries the traffic; road surface Also called carpet, topping
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  • The wearing course of the mixed macadam is composed of graded broken stone or gravel and a bituminous binder.

  • If larger pebbles are allowed in the wearing course, the surface is certain to become rough after a time.

  • For the wearing course of the two-course type of pavement, a mixture of the same kind is very often specified.

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