Definition of "tyre" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of tire2. (noun)
  • A rubber ring placed over the rim of a wheel of a road vehicle to provide traction and reduce road shocks, esp a hollow inflated ring (pneumatic tyre) consisting of a reinforced outer casing enclosing an inner tube (noun)

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  • A ring of wear-resisting steel shrunk thermally onto a cast-iron railway wheel (noun)
  • A metal band or hoop attached to the rim of a wooden cartwheel (noun)
  • To fit a tyre or tyres to (a wheel, vehicle, etc) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tyre" in a sentence
  • "My handsewn leather Zimbabwean boots, soled in tyre rubber, have outlasted any commercial product and still don't let in a drop of moisture."
  • "As in his previous victory in Melbourne, he called his tyre stops right while Hamilton got it wrong after McLaren had let their drivers make the decision; Button made only two pit stops, Hamilton four."
  • ""While there are huge numbers of so-called tyre kickers looking at property websites, those who can qualify for a mortgage or who have the additional equity required are small in number," he said."