blacktop vs blacktopping what difference

what is difference between blacktop and blacktopping

English

Etymology

From black +‎ top.

Alternative forms

  • black top, black-top

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈblæktɒp/

Noun

blacktop (countable and uncountable, plural blacktops)

  1. (US, uncountable) Asphalt concrete or similar bituminous black paving material used for the surface of roads (e.g., tarmacadam, tarmac). [from 20th c.]
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, p. 284:
      Then I was around the hill on the blacktop and in another country.
  2. (US, countable) A road so paved.

Verb

blacktop (third-person singular simple present blacktops, present participle blacktopping, simple past and past participle blacktopped)

  1. (US) To pave with blacktop. [from 20th c.]
    The county first blacktopped that road decades ago


English

Verb

blacktopping

  1. present participle of blacktop

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