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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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He had acted aggressively for no reason and if he had been armed even with so much as a tire iron I was going to shoot.
When she wouldn't open the door, Spivey threatened to damage her car with a tire iron from his own vehicle.
The 77-year-old "Danke Schoen" singer said his wife cried out that one fleeing man raised a tire iron as if to hit her before using it to attack one of the family's large Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs.
While mechanical regulators are more complex than a tire iron, they have the same limitations--they can't react to changing conditions with any intelligence.
The man reportedly confronted the 26-year-old victim on the street and hit him in the head with a tire iron. He then carved initials into his leg before cutting off the man's genitals.
It is, after all, nothing supernatural but rather a glass lens that Peter uses to disentangle the outline of the cosmic lords from the landscape; it is not a divine mental image, but a tire iron that becomes the symbol of the old Millgate and Ted's weapon of choice against the hordes of golems and rats in the novel's climactic battle scene; and it is not magic, but Will Christopher's invention--the Spell Remover--that helps Ted begin to dispel the illusion cast over Millgate by Ahriman.
Lee was convicted and sentenced to death for beating Debra Reese to death with a tire iron in 1993.
One of the men, who authorities believe was armed with a tire iron, went behind the counter and menacingly approached the employee and the female owner of the store.
After killing her father, she thrust the sharp end of a tire iron into her grandmother's umbilicus and vagina because those body parts were involved in "birthing Satan."
To put it another way, suppose that your own personal intuited notion of how to travel obliges you to embark on a long car journey without basic supplies like a jack and a tire iron or any kind of map or navigation system.
If you don't know which type is on your vehicle, try turning one of the plastic nuts with the socket end of your tire iron. If it rotates, you have the screw-on type.
Of course, a spare tire, along with a jack and tire iron, is common sense.