flat tire

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  1. a pneumatic tire that has lost all or most of its air through leakage, puncture, or the like.

  2. Older Slang. a dull or socially inept person.

Origin of flat tire

First recorded in 1920–25

Words Nearby flat tire

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How to use flat tire in a sentence

  • Because of a flat tire, the driver stopped the car beside a little stream in which two extremely pretty girls were bathing.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down | E. Alexander Powell
  • A loud report like a pistol shot: a flat tire down on our car: that was all.

    Everyman's Land | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The lamp was loosened from the wheel and turned on the flat tire, and both boys got close to find the puncture.

    The Putnam Hall Champions | Arthur M. Winfield
  • He covered that half block on a flat tire and went in for help.

    Stubble | George Looms