snow tire


noun

an automobile tire with a deep tread or protruding studs to give increased traction on snow or ice.

Origin of snow tire

First recorded in 1940–45
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Word Origin and History for snow-tire
n.

1952, from snow (n.) + tire (n.). Earlier mud-and-snow tire (1948).

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