Definition of Pine tar

1. Noun. A dark viscous substance obtained from the destructive distillation of pine wood.

Generic synonyms: Wood Tar

Definition of Pine tar

1. Noun. A dark viscous substance obtained from the destructive distillation of pine wood. ¹

2. Noun. (baseball) Such a material or a similar material used by batters to improve their grip. ¹

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Medical Definition of Pine tar

1. Obtained by the destructive distillation of the wood of Pinus palustris and other species of Pinus; used internally as an expectorant, and externally in the treatment of skin diseases. Synonym: liquid pitch. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pine Tar

pine knot
pine leaf aphid
pine lily
pine lizard
pine marten
pine martens
pine mouse
pine needle
pine nut
pine nuts
pine oil
pine sawyer
pine siskin
pine snake
pine spittlebug
pine tar (current term)
pine terpene
pine tree
pine trees
pine vole
pine weevil
pine woods snake
pineal body
pineal cells
pineal cyst
pineal eye
pineal gland
pineal gland calcification
pineal glands

Literary usage of Pine tar

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Asphalts and Allied Substances: Their Occurrence, Modes of Production, Uses by Herbert Abraham (1920)
"The crude tar obtained above 200° C. is distilled to recover any acetic acid, and the residue either marketed as " pine tar " or distilled to separate the ..."

2. The Volatile Oils by Eduard Gildemeister, Friedrich Hoffmann (1900)
"In Russia also, pine tar oil is but a by-product in the manufacture of ... The crude pine tar oil of the smaller manufacturers is principally used for home ..."

3. A Manual of Flotation Processes by Arthur Fay Taggart (1921)
"20 Pine Oil Carolina Oil of Tar Fayetteville Wood Creosote Carolina Oil of Tar, Special Pine Oil Turpentine "C" No. 200 Wood Creosote or CP pine tar No. ..."

4. Flotation by Thomas Arthur Rickard, Oliver Caldwell Ralston (1917)
"Being a destructively distilled product it naturally contains some of the other products of destruction of the wood, such as pine-tar oil and resin-oil. ..."

5. The Examination of Hydrocarbon Oils and of Saponifiable Fats and Waxes by David Holde (1915)
"E. Wood Tar and pine tar The properties of these tars were sufficiently described on page 219 in so far as they are of importance in this connection. ..."

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