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Definition of coal tar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

coal tar

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkəʊl tɑː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊl tɑːr//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a thick black sticky substance produced when gas is made from coal the powerful smell of coal tar soap
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coal tar