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tar 1

1. A dark, oily, viscous material, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, produced by the destructive distillation of organic substances such as wood, coal, or peat.
2. See coal tar.
3. A solid residue of tobacco smoke containing byproducts of combustion.
tr.v. tarred, tar·ring, tars
To coat with or as if with tar.
tar and feather
1. To punish (a person) by covering with tar and feathers.
2. To criticize severely and devastatingly; excoriate.
tarred with the same brush
Considered or described as having the same faults or bad qualities.

[Middle English, from Old English teru; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]

tar 2

n. Informal
A sailor.

[Possibly short for tarpaulin.]


1. (Building) the act of coating something with tar
2. (Civil Engineering) the act of coating something with tar


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