a lump or blob of solidified tar resulting from an oil spill, natural seepage from the sea, or other source, that resists biodegradation and often washes up on beaches.
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How to use tar ball in a sentence
As of Friday, tar balls possibly linked to the spill have been found as south as San Diego county.What we know—and don’t know—about the Huntington Beach oil spill | Sara Kiley Watson | October 10, 2021 | Popular-Science
After that, Williams was taken off spill and tar ball watch and put on boom removal.