snow tire


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snow tire

n.
A tire with a deep tread or studs to give added traction on snow-covered surfaces.
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snow′ tire`


n.
an automobile tire with a deep tread or protruding studs to give increased traction on snow or ice.
[1940–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snow tire - an automobile pneumatic tire with deep tread to give traction in snowsnow tire - an automobile pneumatic tire with deep tread to give traction in snow
pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre - a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc
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Michelin recently designed an all-season tire that is approved for Europe's mandatory snow tire requirement.
Don't think of this as a proper road or hard surface tire, nor is it the best snow tire, but it's a reasonably well-rounded tire fit for general farm use.
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Key statement: A tread kerf of a snow tire is capable of securing the performance of the tire on a dry road, a wet road, a snowy road and an icy road, maintaining uniform rigidity of the block, and improving wear resistance.
Pete's Tire Barn, like many dealers, tries to make it easy for snow tire customers by swapping their tires in the late fall for a modest fee and bagging their radials in plastic.
Personally, if I've spent an evening googling the properties of bicycle snow tires, I won't feel particularly violated when I start seeing banner ads about the virtues of, say, Schwalbe Ice Spiker Pro tubeless-ready winter bike tires, available from Amazon for $121.47.
About 140 miles (225 kilometers) southeast of Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain was about to break a more than 30-year record for monthly snowfall but skiers and snowboarders should be able to reach the slopes as long as they have chains or snow tires, said resort spokesman Justin Romano.
About 140 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain was about to break a more than 30-year record for monthly snowfall but skiers and snowboarders should be able to reach the slopes as long as they have chains or snow tires, said resort spokesman Justin Romano.