One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nountrademark in US
An asphaltic composition used as a protective coating.as modifier ‘bitumastic paint’
- ‘Bitumastic Coating shall be TC Mastic, as manufactured by Tapecoat Company; Bitumastic 50, as manufactured by Koppers Company, Inc. or an approved equal.’
- ‘We now have access to be able to supply the majority of the Bitumastic Range of Coatings, including Coloured Solution.’
- ‘A trade name often associated with long-term protection from water penetration, Bitumastic is an economical, heavy-duty material which protects piping subjected to water immersion.’
- ‘Let us not forget that there is another type of rubberised flexible tank liner, it is very cheap and comes in a tin Bitumastic paint.’
Late 19th century: from bitumen and mastic.
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