a durable, weather-resistant varnish applied to unpainted wooden areas, especially on ships.
a varnish made from sulfur, rosin, and linseed oil.
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Origin of spar varnish
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby spar varnish
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When linoleum begins to show wear a coat of spar-varnish or carriage varnish will restore it satisfactorily.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman