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tyre

[ tahyuhr ]
/ taɪər /
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noun, verb (used with object), tyred, tyr·ing.British.
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Other definitions for tyre (2 of 2)

Tyre
[ tahyuhr ]
/ taɪər /

noun
an ancient seaport of Phoenicia: one of the great cities of antiquity, famous for its navigators and traders; site of modern Sur.
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British Dictionary definitions for tyre (1 of 2)

tyre

US tire

/ (ˈtaɪə) /

noun
a rubber ring placed over the rim of a wheel of a road vehicle to provide traction and reduce road shocks, esp a hollow inflated ring (pneumatic tyre) consisting of a reinforced outer casing enclosing an inner tubeSee also tubeless tyre, cross-ply, radial-ply
a ring of wear-resisting steel shrunk thermally onto a cast-iron railway wheel
a metal band or hoop attached to the rim of a wooden cartwheel
verb
(tr) to fit a tyre or tyres to (a wheel, vehicle, etc)

Word Origin for tyre

C18: variant of C15 tire, probably from tire ³

British Dictionary definitions for tyre (2 of 2)

Tyre

Tyr

/ (ˈtaɪə) /

noun
a port in S Lebanon, on the Mediterranean: founded about the 15th century bc; for centuries a major Phoenician seaport, famous for silks and its Tyrian-purple dye; now a small market town. Pop: 141 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: Sur
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