radial-ply


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radial-ply

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(Automotive Engineering) (of a motor tyre) having the fabric cords in the outer casing running radially to enable the sidewalls to be flexible. Compare cross-ply
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Adj.1.radial-ply - of or relating to automobile tires that have a strip under the tread and relatively little stiffening in the sidewalls; "radial-ply tires"
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In the 1970s, the plant converted to a radial-ply tire plant.
Instead of the radial-ply tires common on modern automobiles, your light airplane's tires likely are a bias-ply design, where the internal fabric cords are sandwiched between two layers of rubber and laid diagonally--at 30-and 60-degree angles to the tire's centerline--and extend from bead to bead.
Instead of the radial-ply tires that are the standard for modern automobiles, light aircraft tires are a bias-ply design, where the internal fabric cords are sandwiched between two layers of rubber and laid diagonally--at 30- and 60-degree angles to the tire's centerline--and extend from bead to bead.