Meaning of “tyre” in the English Dictionary

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"tyre" in British English

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tyrenoun [ C ]

UK US tire uk /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.

More examples

  • He clipped the edge of the kerb with his front tyre.
  • He was driving so fast that his car tyre exploded.
  • I've no idea how to set about changing a tyre on a car.
  • I got a flat tyre after driving over a nail.
  • Police found tyre tracks in the mud.

(Definition of “tyre” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tyre" in American English

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tyrenoun [ C ]

us /tɑɪər/ Br

tire

(Definition of “tyre” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)