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tarball

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

tar +‎ ball

NounEdit

tarball (plural tarballs)

  1. A ball of tar or crude oil found on a beach
    All of us who have been to the beaches this year have encountered tarballs that stick to our feet and mess up our rugs. — 1969, Hearings By United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
  2. (computing) A file that is an archive of several other files created using the Unix “tar” utility.