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spar varnish

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noun

a durable, weather-resistant varnish applied to unpainted wooden areas, especially on ships.
a varnish made from sulfur, rosin, and linseed oil.

Nearby words

spansule, spanworm, spar, spar buoy, spar deck, spar varnish, spar with, sparable, sparagmos, sparassis, sparaxis

Origin of spar varnish

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for spar varnish

  • 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