Meaning of TAR in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a dark thick inflammable liquid distilled from wood or coal etc. and used as a preservative of wood and iron, in making roads, as an antiseptic, etc. 2 a similar substance formed in the combustion of tobacco etc. (tarred, tarring) cover with tar. tar and feather smear with tar and then cover with feathers as a punishment. tar-brush a brush for applying tar. tarred with the same brush having the same faults.

[ OE te(o)ru f. Gmc, rel. to TREE ]

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