1A hollow in which natural tar oozes out of the ground and accumulates, in particular one in which the bones of prehistoric animals trapped in the tar have been preserved.
- ‘fossil remains of dire wolves are abundant in the La Brea tar pits’
- 1.1A complicated or difficult situation or problem.
- ‘about seven million homeowners continue to be stuck in the tar pit of serious negative equity’
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