There are 2 main translations of tar in Spanish

: tar1tar2

tar1

alquitrán, n.

Pronunciation /tɑː//tɑr/

noun

  • 1

    (for roads) alquitrán masculine
    (for roads) chapopote masculine Mexico
    (in cosmetics) brea feminine
    a tar based soap/shampoo un jabón/champú a la brea
    • To remove tar, freeze it to brittleness with ice cubes and then scrape it off with a plastic spatula.
    • The tar and stone mixture layer was found to be less than the prescribed 7 mm.
    • Earlier nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar were considered most harmful.
    • In line with the motive to instruct, there are diseased organs, a liver shrivelled from alcohol abuse, lungs disfigured by cigarette tar, the misshapen brain of an Alzheimer's sufferer.
    • When he learnt of a valuable Baltic convoy carrying timber and tar for shipbuilding due into port, he waited to ambush it off Scarborough.
    • She said if the road went through the area, it would transform Bennettsbridge into a major depot for tar and bricks.
    • Although triggers such as tobacco tar and radioactive radon gas are known to be linked to lung cancer, little is understood of the genetic damage that causes the disease.
    • It also restricted the maximum amount of nicotine and tar to 1.5 milligrams and 20 milligrams respectively per cigarette.
    • Kerosene and the rest of the organic mixture's lighter components evaporated, leaving behind the heavier molecules that make up tar and asphalt.
    • Cannabis deposited four times as much tar on lungs as tobacco and could, if used regularly, cause cancer.
    • I continued walking across the hot black tar of the parking lot until I reached a dark blue Ferrari.
    • Tar pits form when crude oil seeps to the surface through fissures in the Earth's crust; the light fraction of the oil evaporates, leaving behind the heavy tar, or asphalt, in sticky pools.
    • Commercial bit cleaner can be used to remove pitch and tar; however, a scrap piece of wood will usually do the trick.
    • The space between each pair of deck planks in a wooden ship was filled with a packing material called ‘oakum’ and then sealed with a mixture of pitch and tar.
    • Hardwoods are better because they burn hotter and form less creosote, an oily, black tar that sticks to chimneys and stove pipes.
    • In addition to poisons, smoke and fumes, steelworkers are exposed on an almost continuous basis to such toxic substances as tar, benzene and hydrochloric acid, to name only a few.
    • NRT products provide a way of coping with nicotine withdrawal without taking in the harmful substances of tar and carbon monoxide.
    • However, it is understood the substance is a waste product created during the distillation of tar, coal, oil or gas and contained sulphuric acid.
    • Using oils, acrylics, resin and tar on both wood and canvas support, the work reflects industrial, urban, suburban and natural views.
    • On our way out of al-Juweibir, we stop and talk to a man putting a thick layer of tar on his grandfather's boat.
    • In addition to nicotine, cigarette smoke is primarily composed of gases (mainly carbon monoxide) and tar.
    • Tobacco is a sweet smelling product of the aromatic leaves of the Nicotina plant, but contains carcinogenic and highly addictive substances like nicotine, tar and benzene.
    • The ratio of tar to nicotine produced in the tobacco smoke of low tar cigarettes is in fact closely similar to that of conventional cigarettes.
    • It wasn't too much later that I found myself working as a roofer in Aspen, Colorado, carrying buckets of hot tar up a ladder.
    • The stone walls and stick ceiling drip with black tar from decades of burning yak dung.
    • The tobacco used in these contraptions is not loaded with tar and nicotine as are cigarettes and it doesn't produce the noxious smog which so irritates non-smokers.
    • Depending on the type and location of the flashings, roofing tar or silicone or butyl rubber sealants can be used to seal small cracks and gaps.
    • I was curious, are there any alternatives to cigarettes that don't have nicotine, tar, and all that other nasty stuff?
    • They refined black tar to make plastic for the television casings, and they blew fine glass for the screens.
    • The tar in tobacco contains hundreds of carcinogens that promote the transformation of normal cells into cancerous cells.
    • There are, according to him, cigarettes available in India with five to six milligrams of tar and those with 18 milligrams of tar, but the average worked out to 12 milligrams.
    • He leaned in close, so close I could smell cigarette tar on his breath.
    • The fact that mild cigarettes contain less nicotine and tar than normal ones can create a false impression and lead people to smoke more than they otherwise would do.
    • Still impure, the gas was then passed through condensers and scrubbers to remove tar, and then through iron oxide purifiers to remove other impurities.
    • Since 1980, members of the coalition have tried to persuade tobacco companies to limit the yields of tar and nicotine in cigarettes sold in developing countries and to add health warnings on their packaging.
    • Smoking the drug carries a high risk of mouth, throat and lung cancer, the same as smoking cigarettes really but without the added nicotine and tar.
    • For roofs this is generally done by applying a coating such as tar, acrylic, silicone or rubberized paint.
    • But environment watchdogs said that residents have not been put at risk by a complex operation to remove chemicals including tar, cyanide, ammonia and carcinogenic coal naptha.
    • Cannabis acts as a relaxant without damaging the liver from alcohol abuse and has less tar than a cigarette.
    • Spain needed pine for tar, turpentine, and wood-essential naval stores for its shipbuilding industry in Cuba.
  • 2

    (in cigarettes)
    alquitrán masculine
    low tar cigarettes cigarrillos de bajo contenido en alquitrán masculine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (fence/road) alquitranar
    (roof) (con alquitrán) impermeabilizar
    • By then the road was tarred, but just a few years previously it was nothing more than a graveled roadway.
    • He said although the distance being tarred may not be very long, its significance to the local economy is immense.
    • The corporation is very active at the moment in tarring roads in many housing estates.
    • When the city council decided to invite small and medium enterprises as contractors tarring roads in the city, almost half of the contractors were women.
    • This road, which was just a sand road up to now, was tarred last week.
    • The few tarred roads are the connection to the coastal countries, along with a railway line to Abidjan.
    • According to the residents some of the roads here have not been tarred for over five years now.
    • Proper tarred roads should be built in rural areas and bus facilities made available in every nook and corner of the State.
    • The aggregate number of kilometres of road that have been tarred, bridges built or repaired can also be quantified.
    • The inside of the bomb is tarred to keep the explosive away from the metal on the inside of the bomb.
    • This road will eventually be tarred up to Oranjemund, the southernmost town on the coastline.
    • The piles were tarred ironbark and the beams were kauri with iron brackets to brace them.
    • This big barge was tarred black all around the hull for protection from leakages.
    • These roads were tarred just six months ago and with the recent rains, deep potholes have emerged.
    • Today he is a successful actor who, after window cleaning, tried his hand at being a holiday rep in Majorca, a postman, selling papers, a labourer and tarring roads - all in Northern Ireland.
    • We couldn't help noticing either how small towns in rural KZN are connected by good tarred roads.
    • The shortest days has been 16 hours and it seemed shorter than any seven hour days I used to put in at a bank or tarring roads.
    • A back road in the area had never been tarred and he wondered if there were any other roads like that in county Mayo.
    • He said Sophiatown had a reasonably decent infrastructure, and all the roads were tarred.
    • He pointed to the plan of having all roads in Soweto tarred by the end of 2005.

There are 2 main translations of tar in Spanish

: tar1tar2

tar2

marinero, n.

Pronunciation /tɑː//tɑr/

noun

informal, dated

  • 1

    (sailor)
    marinero masculine
    • To the tars of Victoria's navy, especially those returning from the farthest flung corners of the empire, the Azores were the gateway to home.
    • He is known to have had an eye for the ladies; he also could down a good tipple with the best of the tars.
    • Against such descriptions, he juxtaposes the opinions of racists, embodied in the seedy character of Wilkes, the boastful character of Williams, and in the ‘other hangers-on’ and ‘tars’ at the Virginian tavern and Marine Coffee-House.
    • Earlier though, someone shouts the word ‘Avast!’ at a bunch of mutinous tars and everyone just giggles.’