Definition of pine tar in English:

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pine tar

Entry from US English dictionary


A thick, sticky liquid obtained from the destructive distillation of pinewood, used in soap, roofing, and medicinally for skin infections.
Example sentences
  • Amari searched around and found a long stick that was sticky with pine tar.
  • The soap contains itch-neutralizing ingredients like jewelweed, pine tar, and clay.
  • The ‘Pine Tar Incident’ erupted when Yankees manager Billy Martin invoked an obscure rule when he saw that Brett's bat was illegally smeared with pine tar.

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