balloon tire


: a flexible low-pressure pneumatic tire with a large cross section designed to provide cushioning

Examples of balloon tire in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of balloon tire was in 1891

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“Balloon tire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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