tanbark

noun
tan·​bark | \ ˈtan-ˌbärk How to pronounce tanbark (audio) \

Definition of tanbark

1 : a bark rich in tannin bruised or cut into small pieces and used in tanning
2 : a surface (such as a circus ring) covered with spent tanbark

First Known Use of tanbark

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tanbark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tanbark. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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