Crossword Genius

Chaps covered with slippery tar on deck (8)


I believe the answer is:


'deck' is the definition.
(I know that deck is a more specific form of the action ornament)

'chaps covered with slippery tar on' is the wordplay.
'chaps' becomes 'men' (chap means a man).
'covered with' is an insertion indicator.
'slippery' is an anagram indicator (I've seen this in other clues).
'taron' anagrammed gives 'ornat'.
'men' placed within 'ornat' is 'ORNAMENT'.

(Other definitions for ornament that I've seen before include "deck" , "Trim" , "Something decorative" , "grace" , "to dress up" .)

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