inner tube
noun Date: 1894 an inflatable usually ring-shaped rubber tube designed for use inside a pneumatic tire

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • inner tube — inner tubes N COUNT An inner tube is a rubber tube containing air which is inside a car tyre or a bicycle tyre. I had to change the inner tube, in the mud and the snow …   English dictionary

  • inner tube — n a rubber tube filled with air that is inside a tyre …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inner tube — inner ,tube noun count a rubber tube filled with air that fits inside a tire …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inner tube — ► NOUN ▪ a separate inflatable tube inside a pneumatic tyre casing …   English terms dictionary

  • inner tube — n. a rubber tube used, esp. formerly, in a pneumatic tire: see TIRE2 …   English World dictionary

  • inner tube — noun an inflatable rubber tube that fits inside the casing of a pneumatic tire • Hypernyms: ↑tube, ↑tubing • Part Holonyms: ↑pneumatic tire, ↑pneumatic tyre * * * noun, pl ⋯ tubes [count] : a round tube that holds air inside a tire * * * ˈinner… …   Useful english dictionary

  • inner tube — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms inner tube : singular inner tube plural inner tubes a rubber tube filled with air that fits inside a tyre …   English dictionary

  • inner tube — noun (C) 1 the air filled rubber tube inside a tyre 2 go inner tubing AmE to ride on an inner tube either on water or down a snow covered hill …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inner tube — a doughnut shaped, flexible rubber tube inflated inside a tire to bear the weight of a vehicle. Also called tube. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • inner tube — in′ner tube n. a doughnut shaped, flexible rubber tube inflated inside a tire to bear the weight of a vehicle • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

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