tire iron


noun

a short length of steel with one end flattened to form a blade, used as a crowbar for removing tires from wheel rims.

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Origin of tire iron

First recorded in 1850–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for tire iron

  • They wants to know if you can't be afther lending 'em a tire-iron?

    The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck