Tire iron
Tire iron Tire" iron, n. a short steel bar with one end flattened so as to form a blade, used to remove rubber tires from the rim of a wheel. [PJC]

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  • tire iron — n. a crowbar with a built in socket wrench, for removing wheel covers and lug nuts of motor vehicles and for cranking a jack up or down …   English World dictionary

  • Tire iron — A tire iron (tyre iron, or tyre lever, in British English) is a specialized metal tool used in working with tires that have inner tubes.Tire irons usually come in pairs, or threes, and are used to pry the edge of a tire away from the rim of the… …   Wikipedia

  • tire iron — noun hand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheel • Syn: ↑tire tool • Hypernyms: ↑hand tool, ↑lever * * * ˈtire iron [tire iron] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tire iron — tire′ i′ron n. aum a short length of steel with one end flattened to form a blade, used to remove tires from wheel rims • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • tire iron — [1] A tool for removing a tire from the rim of a wheel. See spoon tire lever. [2] A tool for removing the nuts holding a wheel to the hub since one end is flat and the other has a socket. See wheelbrace …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tire iron — a short length of steel with one end flattened to form a blade, used as a crowbar for removing tires from wheel rims. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • iron — [1] A colloquial term for any automobile. [2] A metal used for making steel. [3] A tire lever or tire iron. [4] A soldering iron. Also see bumper iron cast iron chilled iron laminated iron core pig iron soldering iron tire iron …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • tire tool — noun hand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheel (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tire iron • Hypernyms: ↑hand tool, ↑lever …   Useful english dictionary

  • tire lever — A British term for a tool used to remove and install tires by lever action or to pry off parts. See tire iron …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Tire — Tire, n. [Aphetic form of attire; OE. tir, a tir. See {Attire}.] 1. Attire; apparel. [Archaic] Having rich tire about you. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A covering for the head; a headdress. [1913 Webster] On her head she wore a tire of gold. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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