Definition of “tarmac” - English Dictionary

“tarmac” in British English

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tarmacnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈtɑː.mæk/ us /ˈtɑːr.mæk/ also tarmacadam, trademark

(Definition of “tarmac” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tarmac” in American English

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tarmacnoun [ U ]

us /ˈtɑr·mæk/

an area of ground covered with a hard surface, esp. the areas of an airport where aircraft park, land, and take off:

The plane was damaged on landing when it slid off the tarmac.

(Definition of “tarmac” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)