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One entry found for macadam.
Main Entry: mac·ad·am
Pronunciation: mschwa-primarystresskad-schwam
Function: noun
Etymology: named for John L. McAdam 1756-1836 Scottish engineer who invented the paving process
: a roadway or pavement constructed by compacting a layer of small broken stone along with a binder (as cement or asphalt)
- mac·ad·am·ize /-schwa-secondarystressmimacrz/ verb

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