Meaning of TIRE in English


also spelled Tyre, a continuous band that encircles the rim of a wheel and forms a tread that rolls on either a road, a prepared track, or the ground. Additional reading Eric Tompkins, The History of the Pneumatic Tyre (1981); Samuel K. Clark (ed.), Mechanics of Pneumatic Tires, rev. ed. (1981); A.N. Gent and D.I. Livingston, Automobile Tires, in Anthony Kelly (ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials, rev. ed. (1994), pp. 2124; James E. Mark, Burak Erman, and Frederick R. Eirich (eds.), Science and Technology of Rubber, 2nd ed. (1994).

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