Definition of Tarmac™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtɑːmæk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɑːrmæk//
    [uncountable] Features of roads, Airports
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  1. 1(less frequent tarmacadam
    BrE BrE//ˌtɑːməˈkædəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌtɑːrməˈkædəm//
    (North American English also blacktop) a black material used for making road surfaces, that consists of small stones mixed with tar See related entries: Features of roads
  2. 2the tarmac an area with a Tarmac surface, especially at an airport Three planes were standing on the tarmac, waiting to take off. See related entries: Features of roads, Airports

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