spar varnish

  1. a durable, weather-resistant varnish applied to unpainted wooden areas, especially on ships.

  2. a varnish made from sulfur, rosin, and linseed oil.

Origin of spar varnish

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby spar varnish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use spar varnish in a sentence

  • spar varnish is the best for this purpose but shellac will answer.

    Outdoor Sports and Games | Claude H. Miller
  • When linoleum begins to show wear a coat of spar-varnish or carriage varnish will restore it satisfactorily.

  • After the dope is on the fabric the surface is protected further by a coat of ordinary spar varnish.

  • The one suggested in the drawing has red wheels with the remaining parts of the kiddie kar finished natural with spar varnish.

    Toy Craft | Leon H. Baxter
  • It will be necessary to protect it from the weather when not in use and frequently give it a coat of paint or spar varnish.

    Outdoor Sports and Games | Claude H. Miller