Tartar may refer to:
- An alternative spelling of the name Tatars, an ethnic group in present-day Russia.
- Tartars, the name of the athletic teams from 1927–1999 at Wayne State University in Detroit.
- Tartar sauce
- Tartar on teeth, hardened dental plaque
- Salts of tartaric acid
- Cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate)
- Tartar emetic (antimony potassium tartrate)
- Tartar Rayon, a rayon in Azerbaijan
- Tərtər, capital of Tartar Rayon, Azerbaijan
- Tartar, Switzerland, a village in the Grisons
- Steak tartare, a meat dish made from ground raw beef
- Tartars, a name applied to the enemy invaders in The Tartar Steppe by Dino Buzzati
- Tartar, a GWR Iron Duke Class steam locomotive
- Tartar was one of the GWR 3031 Class locomotives that were built for and run on the Great Western Railway between 1891 and 1915; renamed Walter Robinson in 1901.
- RIM-24 Tartar missile
- Tartar Guided Missile Fire Control System
- HMS Tartar, the name of several Royal Navy Vessels
Famous quotes containing the word tartar:
“Asia surrounds uswherever ones glance rests, a Tartar physiognomy.”
—Thomas Mann (18751955)
“Once I went so far as to slaughter a woodchuck which ravaged my bean-field,effect his transmigration, as a Tartar would say,and devour him, partly for experiments sake; but though it afforded me a momentary enjoyment, notwithstanding a musky flavor, I saw that the longest use would not make that a good practice, however it might seem to have your woodchucks ready dressed by the village butcher.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)