the bark of the oak, hemlock, etc., bruised and broken by a mill and used especially in tanning hides.
a surface covered with pieces of tanbark, especially a circus ring.
the bark of certain trees, esp the oak and hemlock, used as a source of tannin Often shortened to tan
noun 1. any oak that yields tanbark, especially an evergreen oak, Lithocarpus densiflora, of the Pacific coast of North America.
noun 1. tambura.
noun 1. 1078?–1112, Norman leader in the first Crusade. noun 1. died 1112, Norman hero of the First Crusade, who played a prominent part in the capture of Jerusalem (1099)
1. travel and entertainment.