cement gravel

cement gravel
noun
: gravel consolidated by clay, calcium carbonate, silica, or some other binding material

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  • cement — [sə ment′] n. [ME & OFr ciment < L caementum, rough stone, chippings < * caedimentum < caedere, to cut down: see CIDE] 1. a) a powdered substance made of burned lime and clay, mixed with water and sand to make mortar or with water, sand …   English World dictionary

  • Cement — In the most general sense of the word, a cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. The name cement goes back to the Romans who used the term opus caementicium to describe masonry… …   Wikipedia

  • cement — cementable, adj. cementer, n. cementless, adj. /si ment /, n. 1. any of various calcined mixtures of clay and limestone, usually mixed with water and sand, gravel, etc., to form concrete, that are used as a building material. 2. any of various… …   Universalium

  • cement, concrete — These terms are used interchangeably by many people but not by persons in construction industries. Cement is an adhesive consisting of clay and rock materials that form a paste when mixed with water. Concrete is a construction material made up of …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • cement — ce•ment [[t]sɪˈmɛnt[/t]] n. 1) bui any of various calcined mixtures of clay and limestone, usu. mixed with water and sand, gravel, etc., to form concrete, that are used as a building material 2) bui any of various soft, sticky substances that dry …   From formal English to slang

  • cement mixer — a machine having a revolving drum, often motor driven, for mixing cement, sand, gravel, and water to produce concrete. Also called concrete mixer. * * * …   Universalium

  • cement —  , concrete  The two are not interchangeable. Cement is a constituent of concrete, which also contains sand, gravel, and crushed rock …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • cement, concrete —    The two are not interchangeable. Cement is a constituent of concrete, which also contains sand, gravel, and crushed rock …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • cement, concrete —    The two are not interchangeable. Cement is a constituent of concrete, which also contains sand, gravel, and crushed rock …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • cement mixer — noun a machine with a revolving drum used for mixing cement with sand, gravel, and water to make concrete …   English new terms dictionary

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