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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

tyre

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a bicycle wheel/tyre
▪ My front bicycle tyre is flat.
a tyre markBritish English, a tire mark American English (= a mark left on the ground by a vehicle’s tyre)
▪ The track was pretty soft and there were tyre marks.
blow...tyres up
▪ We’ll blow the tyres up.
radial tyre
spare tyre
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
back
▪ The back tyre mimed a shallow S, then the bike straightened up, began to shrink.
▪ With the back tyre likely to be several inches in the air, there's no braking power to be gained there.
flat
▪ A flat tyre once we've cleared El Misti.
▪ At Bicester it hit a roundabout but kept going with a flat tyre heading for Milton Keynes.
▪ A flat or burst tyre can mean no flying for months!
▪ Warren Clarke makes a superbly unattractive and boorish Vic, face in repose like a flat tyre.
▪ Taxi trials resulted in a flat tail wheel tyre and a hasty change was undertaken.
front
▪ Mansell went wide and hit the outside wall with his right front tyre, damaging the suspension and causing him to retire.
rear
▪ The team chose a wet front and an intermediate rear tyre.
▪ By forcing down on the upper, outside footrest the rider obtains exceptional feel for rear tyre grip.
▪ At the moment, a wider rear tyre is the main clue to the bike's extra power.
▪ Fork truck rear tyre soft. 25.
▪ Suddenly I had a lot more feel for what the rear tyre was doing, or not doing for that matter.
▪ Guessing what the dispute was over, Fenn swung in towards the vehicle's rear tyre and stopped.
▪ An hour later a rear tyre blew.
spare
▪ Thank goodness for my spare tyre, I can afford to lose a bit of that.
▪ Their companion, in his 20s, had an old, noisy van with a smiling face logo on the spare tyre.
▪ If only he took as much exercise as I did he wouldn't have that spare tyre, I thought unsympathetically.
■ NOUN
mark
▪ One snowy morning footprints and tyre marks were imprinted in the snow even though Ted had received no visitor at the box.
▪ Luke, nicknamed Lucky after a string of mishaps, escaped with just grazes - and a tyre mark up his back.
▪ A crash investigator told the court he'd calculated the speed using a reconstruction and tyre marks left on the road.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
high-performance cars/computers/tyres etc
▪ The high-performance cars are strictly for the racetrack ... and the message is, going too fast on the roads can kill.
▪ Under the month-long offer, basic models will be £200 cheaper, with the maximum discount on high-performance cars.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Gachot then spun after running over some debris from the Patrese/Moreno incident and the subsequent tyre stop cost him time.
▪ Sparks and flames were threatening to spread to the tyre.
▪ The team chose a wet front and an intermediate rear tyre.
▪ The Wheel Wheeler slides under the punctured tyre when it is raised off the ground.
▪ Then, a group of youths rolled a tractor tyre towards the police line.
▪ Voice over It's been all hands to the deck at this tyre fitters.
▪ With, depending on your tyre sizes, Range Rover 3.54:1 diffs and the already fitted overdrive.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

tyre

Tire \Tire\, n. [Aphetic form of attire; OE. tir, a tir. See Attire.]

  1. Attire; apparel. [Archaic] ``Having rich tire about you.''
    --Shak.

  2. A covering for the head; a headdress.

    On her head she wore a tire of gold.
    --Spenser.

  3. A child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.

  4. Furniture; apparatus; equipment. [Obs.] ``The tire of war.''
    --Philips.

  5. [Probably the same word, and so called as being an attire or covering for the wheel.] A ring, hoop or band, as of rubber or metal, on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart strength and receive the wear. In Britain, spelled tyre.

    Note: The iron tire of a wagon wheel or cart wheel binds the fellies together. The tire of a locomotive or railroad-car wheel is a heavy hoop of iron or steel shrunk tightly upon an iron central part. The wheel of a bicycle or road vehicle (automobile, motorcyle, truck) has a tire of rubber, which is typically hollow inside and inflated with air to lessen the shocks from bumps on uneven roads.

Wiktionary

tyre

Etymology 1 alt. (label en British spelling Irish, South African, Australian and NZ spelling) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid. n. (label en British spelling Irish, South African, Australian and NZ spelling) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid. Etymology 2

n. (context India English) curdled milk Etymology 3

n. attire

Wikipedia

Tyre

Tyre may refer to:

  • Tyre (wheel), or tire, the outer part of a wheel
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

tyre

variant spelling of tire (n.), chiefly British English.

WordNet

Usage examples of "tyre".

On the metalled road the rubbered tyres spun silently, and only the flying hoofs clattered and soon they had left the made road and turned on to the hard-beaten track that led to Billabong, where progress was even smoother.

Tyre and Sidon, was in the possession of the Canaanites, and called Canaan.

I really needed to know I walked over to the heli and kicked the tyres.

Her regent on Cyprus did send ships, as did Tyre and Aradus in Phoeniciabut not enough to content Cassius, who resolved to invade Egypt and show its Caesarean queen that a Liberator was not to be taken lightly.

It was two tyre ruts in the machair with a central ridge of grass and small boulders to threaten his sump.

This reference is said to doubtless refer to the islands of the Aegian Sea, from whence many claim , the Tyrians obtained the shell-fish,--the murex and papura, which produced the dark-blue and bright-scarlet coloring materials, the employment of which contributed so much to the fame of ancient Tyre.

There are huge hills of boiled-down murex remains all around the landward side of Tyre, taller than the buildings, which seem to kiss the sky.

Tyre had taken them to Nahal Litani, a river northeast of the port city.

Following the meandering Dourbie, it ran snakily from patches of staring moonlight to patches of inky shadows, now on narrow ledges high over the brawling stream, now dipping so low that the tyres were almost level with the plane of broken waters.

The circular-sectioned living space was like a highly pressurised tyre bulging from the inner rim, and where its tread would have been hung the gantries and docks where the ships of the Affront and a dozen other species came and went.

And when the people beyond the Israelitish boundaries, from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, cried after Him, He did not listen to the exclusivistic warnings of His disciples, but He distributed even there His divine mercy.

She and Pip and Daisy had gone into the shop, which sold bicycles, tyres, pumps, bells, hooters, torches, toys, prams, and many other things.

But somethingperhaps a quake caused by the Tyre Macula nuclear devicehad deflated its insulating raft, and perhaps some biowar macroform had destroyed its heat sink.

Court of Bourgesses are not entitled to delay your permission to leave unreasonably unless they have reason to suspect you are a criminal or owe monies in Tyre.

If my miracles had been done in Tyre or Sidon, they would have repented long ago.