Tarmac (short for tarmacadam) is a type of road surfacing material patented by English inventor Edgar Purnell Hooley in 1902. The term is also used, with varying degrees of correctness, for a variety of other materials, including tar-grouted macadam, bituminous surface treatments, and modern asphalt concrete. The term is also often used to describe airport aprons (also referred to as "ramps"), taxiways, and runways regardless of the surface.
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Pioneered by Scottish engineer in the 1820s, macadam roads are prone
to rutting and generating dust. Methods to stabilize macadam surfaces
with tar date back to at least 1834 when John Henry Cassell, operating
Edgar Purnell Hooley, the inventor of tarmac
Edgar Purnell Hooley was walking in Denby,
History of road transport
^ a b "Tarmac, n". Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press.
^ From: 'Northern Millwall: Tooke Town', Survey of London: volumes 43
and 44: Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs (1994), pp. 423–433 Date
accessed: 24 May 2009
^ a b c d "The man who invented Tarmac". BBC. 24 December 2016.
^ Hooley, E. Purnell, U.S.
The dictionary definition of tarmac at Wiktionary
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