American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A viscous black fluid that is a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood and is used in pitch, preservatives, and medicines.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. See under Tar.
- n. any tar obtained by the destructive distillation of wood
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