tyre


tyre
[[t]ta͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]]
tyres
N-COUNT
A tyre is a thick piece of rubber which is fitted onto the wheels of vehicles such as cars, buses, and bicycles.
See also spare tyre
(in AM, use tire)

English dictionary. 2008.

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