Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a dark, sticky, syruplike substance obtained by destructive distillation of wood and used in the preservation of timber, rope, etc.
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A viscous black fluid that is a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood and is used in pitch, preservatives, and medicines.