Definition of 'tar'
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There is the smell of very hot copper and tar. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sometimes it feels like my childhood world was made entirely of coal tar. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The oil companies argue that tar sands will help to bridge the coming energy gap. Times, Sunday Times (2008)People dress up and run around with burning tar barrels. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He should count himself lucky not to have been tarred and feathered. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The new tarred road brings speeding cars and road deaths. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He avoided the sticky issues as though he were stepping around puddles of hot tar. Christianity Today (2000) Coal tar fills your lungs and your head. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Give the pavilion a sniff - it smells of tar and wood. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What next - shall we tar and feather her? The Sun (2013)Its tar sands are known to hold 176 billion barrels. Times, Sunday Times (2010)With the windows down you could smell the tar on the road 's surface melting in the heat. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Powerful interests inside and outside Canada are determined to find a sustainable method of producing oil from the tar sands. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A barrel of tar had burst open on a road in Derbyshire. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Vitamin E is often manufactured from petrol and coal tar. The Sun (2015)Try this Chilean young to enjoy rich, plummy fruit jostling with a dash of coal tar. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You can't do a tar barrel at an office party in central London so you become a banana instead. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Quite how they inject an aroma of tar and rope is beyond me, but it's an improvement on stale lager. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I watched them work, taking pleasure in the patterns of light and colour, the perfume of wood and tar. IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)
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Translations for 'tar'
British English: tar NOUN
Tar is a thick black sticky substance that is used especially for making roads.
The oil has hardened to tar.
Definition of tar from the Collins English Dictionary
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