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

Examples of tanbark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By then most of the playground fixtures had been removed instead of repaired and all that was left was lots of pavement, maybe some tanbark. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 June 2021

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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 20 Oct. 2021.

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