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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tar  \Tar\,  n.  [OE.  terre,  tarre,  AS  teru,  teoru  akin  to  D. 
  teer,  G.  teer,  theer,  Icel.  tjara,  Sw  tj["a]ra,  Dan. 
  ti[ae]re,  and  to  E.  tree.  [root]63.  See  {Tree}.] 
  A  thick,  black,  viscous  liquid  obtained  by  the  distillation 
  of  wood,  coal,  etc.,  and  having  a  varied  composition 
  according  to  the  temperature  and  material  employed  in 
  obtaining  it 
  {Coal  tar}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Mineral  tar}  (Min.),  a  kind  of  soft  native  bitumen. 
  {Tar  board},  a  strong  quality  of  millboard  made  from  junk  and 
  old  tarred  rope.  --Knight. 
  {Tar  water}. 
  a  A  cold  infusion  of  tar  in  water,  used  as  a  medicine. 
  b  The  ammoniacal  water  of  gas  works 
  {Wood  tar},  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tar  \Tar\,  n.  [Abbrev.  from  tarpaulin.] 
  A  sailor;  a  seaman.  [Colloq.]  --Swift. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tar  \Tar\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tarred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  smear  with  tar,  or  as  with  tar;  as  to  tar  ropes;  to  tar 
  {To  tar  and  feather  a  person}.  See  under  {Feather},  v.  t. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  of  various  dark  heavy  viscid  substances  obtained  as  a 
  residue  [syn:  {pitch}] 
  2:  a  man  who  serves  as  a  sailor  [syn:  {mariner},  {seaman},  {Jack-tar}, 
  {old  salt},  {seafarer},  {gob},  {sea  dog}] 
  v  1:  coat  with  tar,  as  of  roofs 
  2:  cover  with  tar  or  asphalt,  of  roads  [syn:  {asphalt}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    ("Tape  ARchive",  following  {ar})  {Unix}'s 
  general  purpose  {archive}  utility  and  the  file  format  it  uses. 
  Tar  was  originally  intended  for  use  with  {magnetic  tape}  but 
  though  it  has  several  {command  line  options}  related  to  tape, 
  it  is  now  used  more  often  for  packaging  files  together  on 
  other  media,  e.g.  for  distribution  via  the  {Internet}. 
  The  resulting  archive,  a  "tar  file"  (humourously,  "tarball") 
  is  often  compressed,  using  {gzip}  or  some  other  form  of 
  compression  (see  {tar  and  feather}). 
  There  is  a  {GNU}  version  of  tar  called  {gnutar}  with  several 
  improvements  over  the  standard  versions. 
  {Filename  extension}:  .tar 
  {MIME  type}:  unregistered,  but  commonly  application/x-tar 
  {Unix  manual  page}:  tar(1). 
  Compare  {shar},  {zip}. 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Tape  ARchiver  (Unix) 

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