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English definition of “tar paper”

tar paper

noun [U]  /ˈtɑr ˌpeɪ·pər/
heavy paper covered with tar that is sometimes used to protect buildings from rain
(Definition of tar paper noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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