spare tire


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spare tire

n.
1. An additional tire carried in a vehicle as a replacement for one that goes flat.
2. Slang A paunch; a potbelly.

spare′ tire′


n.
1. a tire kept available as an emergency replacement on a vehicle.
2. excess fat around the waistline.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spare tire - excess fat around the waistlinespare tire - excess fat around the waistline  
adipose tissue, fatty tissue, fat - a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies"
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