Definition of tar ball in English:

tar ball

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  • A lump of solidified crude oil found in or on the sea, or washed up on shore.
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    • Of course, locals are nervous regardless of whether the tar balls washed up.
    • US authorities estimated the oil from the Gulf spill could push "tar balls" into the Mississippi river.
    • You're going to see tar balls near the water.

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