a protective covering of canvas or other material waterproofed with tar, paint, or wax.
a hat, especially a sailor’s, made of or covered with such material.
Rare. a sailor.
a heavy hard-wearing waterproof fabric made of canvas or similar material coated with tar, wax, or paint, for outdoor use as a protective covering against moisture
a sheet of this fabric
a hat of or covered with this fabric, esp a sailor’s hat
a rare word for seaman
noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a vestal virgin who betrayed Rome to the Sabines and was crushed under their shields when she claimed a reward. noun 1. (in Roman legend) a vestal virgin, who betrayed Rome to the Sabines and was killed by them when she requested a reward
[tahr-pee-uh n] /tɑrˈpi ən/ noun 1. a rock on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, from which criminals and traitors were hurled. Tarpeian Rock /tɑːˈpiːən/ noun 1. (in ancient Rome) a cliff on the Capitoline hill from which traitors were hurled
noun 1. seepage of natural tar or asphalt, especially an accumulation that has acted as a natural trap into which animals have fallen and sunk and had their bones preserved.
noun, plural tarpons (especially collectively) tarpon. 1. a large, powerful game fish, Megalops atlantica, inhabiting the warmer waters of the Atlantic Ocean, having a compressed body and large, silvery scales. noun (pl) -pons, -pon 1. a large silvery clupeoid game fish, Tarpon atlanticus, of warm Atlantic waters, having a compressed body covered with large scales: […]