pneumatic tyre


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pneumatic tyre

n
(Automotive Engineering) a rubber tyre filled with air under pressure, used esp on motor vehicles
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Noun1.pneumatic tyre - a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc
bicycle wheel - the wheel of a bicycle
car wheel - a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car
casing - the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire
flat tire, flat - a deflated pneumatic tire
inner tube - an inflatable rubber tube that fits inside the casing of a pneumatic tire
radial, radial tire, radial-ply tire - pneumatic tire that has radial-ply casing
snow tire - an automobile pneumatic tire with deep tread to give traction in snow
tire, tyre - hoop that covers a wheel; "automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air"
tread - the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
tubeless, tubeless tire - pneumatic tire not needing an inner tube to be airtight
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Bank Holiday times always bring out old stored-away vehicles and odd people; one saw tricars and electric broughams and dilapidated old racing motors with huge pneumatic tyres.
The first pneumatic tyre with an inner tube was invented by Robert Thomson in 1845 and later reinvented in the 1880s by John Boyd Dunlop, after which they became immediately popular.
They overcame design difficulties, bought other patents and used their cycling expertise to gain the world rights to the first practical pneumatic tyre.
incongru " added: "The pneumatic tyre, the Mackintosh raincoat, tarmacadam roads and radar.
THESE riders saddled up yesterday to unveil artwork which marks 125 years since the invention of the pneumatic tyre in Belfast.
Zaber Elahi, 43, of Marsh Road, Middlesbrough, fined PS400 and ordered to pay PS90 costs for failing to wear a seat beat and using a car when a rear wheel was fitted with a pneumatic tyre which had the ply or cord exposed.
Dynapac, Atlas Copco's road construction equipment division, showcased its new Dynapac CP275 pneumatic tyre roller at the Intermat Middle East 2012 exhibition and conference.
While the wheelbarrow benefited by having its heavy wooden wheel replaced by Mr Dunlop's pneumatic tyre, its basic design remained pretty much unaltered for a thousand years.
However, simple, smooth rollers for finishing work, as well as pneumatic tyre rollers, also appear on the second-hand scene from time to time.
1893: Gained a position with the Pneumatic Tyre Co.
The first pneumatic tyre, as we know them now, was made by a vet, John Dunlop, for his son's bike to cushion the impact of it on the road, which used to cause his son headaches.
Teresa Blannin, 30, of Fairwater Grove East, Cardiff, was found guilty of driving without insurance and driving a vehicle when the front nearside wheel was fitted with a pneumatic tyre which had the ply or cord exposed.