Tar paper

tarpaper

[tahr-pey-per]
noun
a heavy, tar-coated paper used as a waterproofing material in building construction.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; tar1 + paper

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tar paper

noun
a heavy paper impregnated with tar and used as part of a roof for waterproofing [syn: roofing paper
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