bias-ply tire
noun Date: 1968 a pneumatic tire having crossed plies of cords set diagonally to the center line of the tread

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bias (ply) tire — or bias tire n. a motor vehicle tire having a foundation of plies of rubberized cords in a crisscross pattern of lines diagonal to the center line of the tread: see RADIAL (PLY) TIRE * * * …   Universalium

  • bias (ply) tire — or bias tire n. a motor vehicle tire having a foundation of plies of rubberized cords in a crisscross pattern of lines diagonal to the center line of the tread: see RADIAL (PLY) TIRE …   English World dictionary

  • bias (ply) tire — or bias tire n. a motor vehicle tire having a foundation of plies of rubberized cords in a crisscross pattern of lines diagonal to the center line of the tread: see RADIAL (PLY) TIRE …   English World dictionary

  • bias-ply tire — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : a pneumatic tire having crossed layers of ply cord set diagonally to the center line of the tread * * * /buy euhs pluy / a vehicle tire in which the main plies or cords run across the bead. Also called cross ply tire …   Useful english dictionary

  • bias ply tire — A tire having two or more carcass plies arranged in a criss cross manner and diagonally to the beads and travels approximately 1/3 the distance around the circumference before attaching to the other bead. Each cord in the next ply is arranged in… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bias-ply tire — /buy euhs pluy / a vehicle tire in which the main plies or cords run across the bead. Also called cross ply tire. See illus. under tire. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • bias-ply tire — bi′as ply tire′ n. aum a vehicle tire in which the main plies or cords run across the bead • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • bias-belted tire — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : a pneumatic tire with a belt (as of steel or fiber glass) around the tire under the tread and on top of the ply cords set diagonally to the center line of the tread * * * /buy euhs bel tid/. See belted bias tire …   Useful english dictionary

  • ply tire — See bias ply tire …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • radial (ply) tire — or radial tire n. a motor vehicle tire having a foundation of plies of rubberized cords running at right angles to the center line of the tread: it provides better handling, etc. than a bias ply tire * * * …   Universalium

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