HyperDic: tar_pit

English > 1 sense of the expression tar pit:
NOUNobjecttar pita natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth
English > tar pit: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningA natural accumulation of bitumens at the surface of the earth; often acts as a trap for animals whose bones are thus preserved.
Broaderpit, cavityA sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
Spanishtar pit
Catalantar pit

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