A viscous, sticky substance obtained from the distillation of wood, coal, or peat; used for waterproofing.
Dark brown or black viscous liquid obtained by the destructive distillation of coal, shale, and wood. Tars consist of a mixture of hydrocarbons, acids, and bases. Creosote and paraffin are produced from wood tar. See also coal tar.
River 215 miles (346 kilometers) ne North Carolina — see Pamlico
Acronym for tape archive. A UNIX utility for making a single file out of a set of files that a user wishes to store together. The resulting file has the extension .tar. Unlike PKZIP, tar does not compress files, so compress or gzip is usually run on the .tar file to produce a file with extensions .tar.gz or .tar.Z. See also compress1, gzip, PKZIP. Compare untar1.
1. To coat with tar, as of roofs.
2. To cover with tar or asphalt, of roads; SYN. asphalt.
To make a single file out of a set of files using the tar utility. See also compress1, PKZIP. Compare untar1.