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Definition of "spare tire" []

  • An additional tire carried in a vehicle as a replacement for one that goes flat. (noun)
  • Slang A paunch; a potbelly. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "spare tire" in a sentence
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  • "The rest of the family was gathered around a four-wheel-drive station wagon with a spare tire on top, space for extra gas cans along the back and fold-down scats giving you room to transport the Cleveland Symphony and all tlieir instruments."
  • "Its trunk went up; Hawkin disappeared behind the raised trunk lid; the car bounced around a few times; and after a minute he reappeared, staggering out from behind the car with its spare tire balanced precariously across his back."