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tire iron

a short length of steel with one end flattened to form a blade, used as a crowbar for removing tires from wheel rims.
Origin of tire iron
First recorded in 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Across these supports are laid other pieces of the tire iron.

  • In the tool compartment of the wreck she located a tire iron.

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  • Then hopelessly, she let the arm holding the tire iron fall limply to her side.

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  • This is formed of two heavy oak boards shod with tire iron, sloping upward and backward, attached to a pair of cultivator wheels.

  • With the tire iron she split the gas tank and caught as much of the sharp-smelling fluid as she could in the emptied can.

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