a paving material of tar and broken stone; mixed in a factory and shaped during paving
tarmacadam, tarmac, macadam(verb)
a paved surface having compressed layers of broken rocks held together with tar
macadamize, macadamise, tarmac(verb)
surface with macadam
"macadam the road"
The bituminous surface of a road.
Area of an airport where planes park or maneuver.
To spend time idling on a runway, usually waiting for takeoff clearance
Origin: Shortening of tarmacadam, which is tar + macadam (crushed stones).
Tarmac is a type of road surfacing material patented by Edgar Purnell Hooley in 1901. The term is also used, with varying degrees of correctness, for a variety of other materials, including tar-grouted macadam, bituminous surface treatments and even modern asphalt concrete.
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The numerical value of tarmac in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of tarmac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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We don’t know if these planes will be delivered and used for fighting, or just sit on the tarmac.
It wasn’t the tarmac, it was the information he had about Loretta Lynch that if it became public, people would question their objectivity.
The passengers exited the aircraft on the tarmac via aircraft slides, one passenger has been transported to a local hospital, however the injuries of that passenger are not reported to be serious.
I'll never forget that, when I went as governor of the state of Florida on the tarmac for a tribute to the astronauts that died in, I think it was 2005, was it? No ... the ... um ... yeah, no the other one, 2002, in the 2000s, it was horrible. It's a recognition that this is a dangerous endeavor, but it's worth us, for all sorts of reasons, to be engaged.
There were a lot of things that called into question the legitimacy of that investigation, including what he's now making reference to, some of us have alluded to a lot in the past which is the real reason he had the July 5 press conference, it wasn't the tarmac, it was information he had about Loretta Lynch that if it became public, people would question their objectivity.
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