balloon tire

noun

Definition of 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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First Known Use of balloon tire

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Balloon tire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balloon%20tire. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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