pine tar
noun Date: 1880 tar obtained by destructive distillation of pinewood and used especially in roofing and soaps and in the treatment of skin diseases

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pine tar — is a sticky material produced by the high temperature carbonization of pine wood in anoxic conditions (dry distillation or destructive distillation). The wood is rapidly decomposed by applying heat and pressure in a closed container; the primary… …   Wikipedia

  • pine tar — n tar obtained from the wood of pine trees (genus Pinus and esp. P. palustris) and used in soaps and in the treatment of skin diseases * * * a viscid, blackish brown liquid obtained by destructive distillation of the wood of various pine trees,… …   Medical dictionary

  • pine tar — n. a viscid, blackish brown liquid prepared by the destructive distillation of pine wood and used in the preparation of expectorants, disinfectants, tar paints, roofing materials, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pine tar — pine′ tar n. chem. pha a viscid, blackish brown liquid with an odor resembling that of turpentine, obtained by the destructive distillation of pine wood, used in paints, roofing, soaps, and as an antiseptic • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • pine tar — noun a dark viscous substance obtained from the destructive distillation of pine wood • Hypernyms: ↑wood tar * * * noun : tar obtained by destructive distillation of pinewood that is a viscid dark brown phenolic liquid of empyreumatic odor and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pine tar — a very viscid, blackish brown liquid having an odor resembling that of turpentine, obtained by the destructive distillation of pine wood, used in paints, roofing, soaps, and, medicinally, for skin infections. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • pine tar — noun A dark viscous substance obtained from the destructive distillation of pine wood; used by batters to improve their grip …   Wiktionary

  • pine tar — /ˈpaɪn ta/ (say puyn tah) noun the residue left after the destructive distillation of pine wood, used medicinally …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pine Tar Incident — In Major League Baseball lore, the Pine Tar Incident (also known as the Pine Tar Game) refers to a controversial incident that took place in an American League game played between the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees on July 24, 1983.The… …   Wikipedia

  • pine-tar rag — noun baseball equipment consisting of a rag soaked with pine tar; used on the handle of a baseball bat to give a batter a firm grip • Hypernyms: ↑rag, ↑shred, ↑tag, ↑tag end, ↑tatter, ↑baseball equipment …   Useful english dictionary

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