Definition of tarpaper in English:

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tarpaper

Pronunciation: /ˈtärˌpāpər/

noun

North American
A heavy paper impregnated with tar and used as a waterproofing material in building.
Example sentences
  • Damage to the houses was repaired with the least expensive materials: tarpaper covered holes in walls and roofs and water-resistant metallic paint filled in thin roof areas.
  • The runways were lengthened and tarpaper shacks and other buildings were built in a matter of a few months.
  • On the way we pass through Chinle again, past the Navajo single wides, sometimes repaired with bits of plywood, dirt yards, a junker or two out front, quite often a Hogan, made either of logs or plywood and tarpaper out front too.

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Syllabification: tar·pa·per

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