Tar

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tar \Tar\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tarred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tarring}.] To smear with tar, or as with tar; as, to tar ropes; to tar cloth.

{To tar and feather a person}. See under {Feather}, verb (used with an object)

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tar \Tar\, noun [Abbrev. from tarpaulin.] A sailor; a seaman. [Colloq.] --Swift.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tar \Tar\, noun [OE. terre, tarre, AS. teru, teoru; akin to D. teer, G. teer, theer, Icel. tjara, Sw. tj[aum]ra, Dan. ti[ae]re, and to E. tree. [root]63. See {Tree}.] A thick, black, viscous liquid obtained by the distillation of wood, coal, etc., and having a varied composition according to the temperature and material employed in obtaining it.

{Coal tar}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Mineral tar} (Min.), a kind of soft native bitumen.

{Tar board}, a strong quality of millboard made from junk and old tarred rope. --Knight.

{Tar water}. (a) A cold infusion of tar in water, used as a medicine. (b) The ammoniacal water of gas works.

{Wood tar}, tar obtained from wood. It is usually obtained by the distillation of the wood of the pine, spruce, or fir, and is used in varnishes, cements, and to render ropes, oakum, etc., impervious to water.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tar

noun

1: any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue [syn: {pitch}, {tar}]

2: a man who serves as a sailor [syn: {mariner}, {seaman}, {tar}, {Jack-tar}, {Jack}, {old salt}, {seafarer}, {gob}, {sea dog}]

verb

1: coat with tar; "tar the roof"; "tar the roads"


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