Definition of Stockholm tar in English:

Stockholm tar


mass noun
  • A kind of tar prepared from resinous pinewood and used in particular in shipbuilding and as an ingredient of ointments.

    • ‘They would plait their hair into a pigtail and dress it with Stockholm tar to hold it together.’
    • ‘Hoof-Seal contains genuine Stockholm tar and pine oil, all held in place on the hoof wall by a thin, but tough, polyurethane film.’
    • ‘Dry cow therapy as well as putting a barrier such as Stockholm tar on the udder may be necessary.’
    • ‘Some farmers use Stockholm tar to prevent fly infestations.’
    • ‘Our Scandinavian neighbours campaigned strongly for this review as a lot of Stockholm tar is used to preserve their beautiful old wooden churches.’