NounGravel (countable and uncountable; plural Gravels)
- (uncountable) Small fragments of rock, used for laying on the beds of roads and railroads, and as ballast.
- A type or grade of small rocks, differentiated by mineral type, size range, or other characteristics.
- (transitive) To apply a layer of gravel to the surface of a road, etc.
- 2006 Harold Henderson Snips
- The soldiers admitted that while they had the money to lay gravel on a particular road, they lacked the funds to pave it, even though all agreed that graveled roads offered easy concealment for IEDs.
- To puzzle or annoy
Tarmac, Tarvia, asphalt, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop, breccia, brick, cement, chafe, cobble, cobblestone, concrete, curb, curbing, curbstone, debris, detritus, edgestone, exacerbate, flag, flagging, flagstone, fret, gall, grain, granule, granulet, grate, grate on, grit, irritate, kerb, kerbstone, macadam, pavement, pavestone, paving, paving stone, provoke, rasp, road metal, sand, set on edge, shingle, stone, tarmacadam, tile, washboard
- Rhymes: -ævəl
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