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tyre

noun [C] uk UK ( US tire)   /taɪər/ us    /taɪr/
A2 a thick rubber ring, often filled with air, that is fitted around the outer edge of the wheel of a vehicle, allowing the vehicle to stick to the road surface and to travel over the ground more easily: I've got a flat tyre (= the air has gone out of it). He was driving along the motorway when his tyre burst. I keep a spare tyre in the back of the car.
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in Korean 타이어…
in Arabic إطار…
in French pneu…
in Turkish lâstik, teker, araç lâstiği…
in Italian gomma, pneumatico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輪胎…
in Russian шина…
in Polish opona…
in Spanish neumático…
in Portuguese pneu…
in German der Reifen…
in Catalan pneumàtic…
in Japanese (車などの)タイヤ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轮胎…
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