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noun (wikipedia, tar, tar (viscous substance))
  1. (uncountable) A black, oily, sticky, viscous substance, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons derived from organic materials such as wood, peat, or coal.
  2. coal tar, Coal tar.
  3. (uncountable) A solid residual byproduct of tobacco smoke.
  4. (context, slang, dated) A sailor, because of their tarpaulin clothes. Also Jack Tar.
  5. (computing) a program for archiving files, common on Unix
  6. (computing) a file produced by such a program
verb 
  1. To coat with tar.
  2. (computing) To create a tar archive.
Etymology: From teru, teoru, from Germanic
  • terwo-, probably a derivation of
  • trewo- ( > English tree), from Indo-European
  • drew "tree". Cognate with Dutch teer, German Teer, Swedish tjíra.



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