Meaning of “coal tar” in the English Dictionary


"coal tar" in English

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coal tarnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkəʊl ˌtɑːr/ us /ˈkoʊl ˌtɑːr/

Examples from literature

  • In cutting off the loose bark, the edges should be made smooth before the coal tar is applied. 
  • When dry, the outer layer of cement should be covered with coal tar to prevent cracking. 

(Definition of “coal tar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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