Definition of "tarpaper" [tarpaper]

  • Heavy paper impregnated or coated with tar, used as a waterproof protective material in building. (noun)

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Use "tarpaper" in a sentence
  • "In Chiapas, we do not need what you refer to as "nob type insulation" as what we use there for insulation is three foot thick adobe walls that take up more space than your entire living room in that tarpaper shack of yours in Crapola but we must admit that we need propane heaters as we lack your incessant hot air bloviating forth to heat our maison you Alberta clodhopper."
  • "When my dad got a job at Rapid City Air Force Base now Ellsworth Air Force Base, we moved from our reservation to a tarpaper shack on Lemon Avenue with no indoor plumbing and a two-seater outhouse."
  • "Our first stop was the Perquampi homesite, a disarray of old farmhouse and shack and other crude shelter, inside of which we knew would be the tarpaper laboratory where the crank would deploy his calibration tools and likely be found with damning evidence."