tire iron

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tire iron

n.
A tool consisting of a metal bar having one end shaped like a chisel and often the other in the form of a socket wrench, used for changing tires on most motor vehicles.

tire′ i′ron


n.
a short length of steel with one end flattened to form a blade, used to remove tires from wheel rims.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tire iron - hand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheeltire iron - hand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheel
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
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A tyre lever was missing from the scene in Northampton along with money.
Benain, of Bernard Road, did not end the assault there, returning with a tyre lever and then a hammer to threaten the pair.
And when that happens, use the tyre lever to lift the tyre's bead into place without marring the rim.
A PARANOID schizophrenic tried to kill a 62-year-old man in his home, attacking him with a tyre lever while "pumped up like a Neanderthal".
A JUDGE from North Wales sentencing in Cardiff Crown Court yesterday pronounced himself amazed at an attack by one woman on another with a tyre lever.
A MUM of five who hit a woman in a pub over the head with a metal tyre lever had a judge speculating on the nature of nights out in Wales' capital city.
Stick a tyre lever in one set of cogs and something comes to a screeching halt in some distant part of the factory.
Matthew Dunford, prosecuting,alleged the defendant struck Mr Handley over the head with the metal bar,or tyre lever,leaving him bleeding and needing hospital treatment.
Magistrates at Bedlington heard how he picked on the women after two of his fingers were broken, a TV set was taken from him and he was struck with a tyre lever by his creditors.
He left behind a chromed tyre lever embedded in a pile of worn out Pirellis.
Lord Morgan said that why they had travelled from Holywell to Llanrwst with the weapons, including a long wooden pole, an axe, a machete, a tyre lever and a pool cue butt, remained obscure.