Tarball definition

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A ball of tar or crude oil found on a beach.

All of us who have been to the beaches this year have encountered tarballs that stick to our feet and mess up our rugs. "” 1969, Hearings By United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary.

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(computing) A file that is an archive of several other files created using the Unix “tar" utility.
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Noun

Singular:
tarball
Plural:
tarballs

Origin of tarball