spar varnish
noun Etymology: 1spar Date: circa 1909 an exterior waterproof varnish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spar varnish — n. a varnish that forms a hard, durable, protective finish, used esp. on outdoor surfaces …   English World dictionary

  • spar varnish — noun : an exterior waterproof varnish suitable for use on the spars of ships * * * 1. a durable, weather resistant varnish applied to unpainted wooden areas, esp. on ships. 2. a varnish made from sulfur, rosin, and linseed oil. [1905 10] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spar varnish — 1. a durable, weather resistant varnish applied to unpainted wooden areas, esp. on ships. 2. a varnish made from sulfur, rosin, and linseed oil. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Varnish — is a transparent, hard, protective finish or film primarily used in wood finishing but also for other materials. Varnish is traditionally a combination of a drying oil, a resin, and a thinner or solvent. Varnish finishes are usually glossy but… …   Wikipedia

  • varnish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. shellac, lac, lacquer; spar; gloss, mitigation, whitewash, excuse. v. t. shellac, lacquer, etc.; palliate, glaze, gloss, excuse, whitewash; finish. See smoothness, covering. II (Roget s IV) n. Colors… …   English dictionary for students

  • spar — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. box; stall, play for time; bandy words, argue, bicker, wrangle, dispute. See contention. n. mast, pole, gaff, boom, sprit, yard, bowsprit; varnish. See ship. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sparring match …   English dictionary for students

  • marine varnish — noun : a spar varnish designed especially for marine exposure and usually made of tung oil and phenolic resin …   Useful english dictionary

  • sparvarnish — spar varnish n. A waterproof varnish. * * * …   Universalium

  • Snowshoe — Snowshoes, sometimes colloquially referred to as webs, are footwear for walking over snow. Snowshoes work by distributing the weight of the person over a larger area so that the person s foot doesn t sink completely into the snow, a quality… …   Wikipedia

  • o|le|o|res|in|ous — «OH lee oh REHZ uh nuhs», adjective. 1. of, like, or containing an oleoresin. 2. consisting of a mixture of resins and drying oils heated and dissolved in turpentine or petroleum products: »Spar varnish is an oleoresinous varnish …   Useful english dictionary

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