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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